The Last 5 Years, Starring Nasia Thomas and Nicholas Edwards, Extends Encore Stream

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Tony winner Jason Michael Webb directs the Drama League-nominated production of the Jason Robert Brown musical.
Nasia Thomas and Nicholas Edwards in <i>The Last Five Years</i>
Nasia Thomas and Nicholas Edwards in The Last Five Years Gerald Malaval

Out of the Box Theatrics and Holmdel Theatre Company's production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, which premiered in March, has extended its encore run that began April 13. The virtual production will now be available via scheduled streaming performances and on demand through May 9 instead of the previously announced April 25.

Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by three-time Tony winner Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County), the two-hander stars Nasia Thomas (Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations) and Nicholas Edwards (Frozen).

Nasia Thomas and Nicholas Edwards
Nasia Thomas and Nicholas Edwards

The production was recently nominated for a 2021 Drama League Award for Outstanding Digital Theater.

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The musical, about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, features Cathy telling her story backwards, while Jamie tells his story chronologically; the two characters only interact once—at their wedding—in the middle of the show.

The creative team includes Tony winner Jason Michael Webb, who directs and musically directs the production, with costume design by Siene Zoë Allen, production design by Adam Honoré, makeup by Tina Scariano, associate direction by Christina Franklin, and associate music direction by Cynthia Meng.

The stage manager is Egypt Dixon, the assistant stage manager is Joshua Christensen, the co-producer and film advisor is Joanna White-Oldham, the director of photography and videographer is Brian Bon, the assistant cameraperson is Milton Guanga, and the sound operator is Nicole Maupin. Sound editing is by Carin M. Ford with video editing by Dimly Wit Productions. The producing consultant is Blair Russell (Slave Play).

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The orchestra features Cynthia Meng (keyboard), Sterling Elliott (cello), Orlando Wells (violin), Jonathan Linden (guitar), Chelton Grey (bass), and Brandon Brooks (drums).

Tickets are available here.

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