Wicked's Reiber and "Guiding Light" Star Stewart Will Sing Brown's Last Five Years

News   Wicked's Reiber and "Guiding Light" Star Stewart Will Sing Brown's Last Five Years
Julie Reiber, who has performed the role of Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, will play Cathy opposite the Jamie of Paul Anthony Stewart in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's upcoming production of Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years.
Julie Reiber
Julie Reiber

Directed by Anders Cato, the acclaimed two-person Off-Broadway musical will play the Massachusetts venue June 22-July 10. About her latest role, Reiber told Playbill.com, "Cathy is one of those roles that has always been on my 'life to-do list.' It's a dream for any singer/actor. Everything is there for you in the material, so you just do your preparation, then grab on and go. And to be singing Jason Robert Brown in the beautiful Berkshires for the summer....it just doesn't get much better than that!"

"Lovers Jamie and Cathy tell their stories in mirrored chronology - he from the beginning, she from the end," according to press notes. "The result is an intimate chronicle of a modern relationship from the first thrilling meeting through the struggles of married life."

Paul Anthony Stewart has been seen on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof and Cyrano - The Musical. He spent 11 seasons as Danny Santos on TV's "Guilding Light."

On Broadway Julie Reiber has been seen in Wicked, Brooklyn and All Shook Up. She has also appeared in the tours of Rent, Brooklyn and Jekyll & Hyde.

For tickets call the BTF box office at (413) 298-5576 or visit BerkshireTheatreFestival.

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