A new musical by Jason Robert
Brown Directed by Daisy Prince
The Last Five Years opened at Off-Broadway's MinettaLaneTheatrein New York City on March 3rd, 2002. The production had its final
performance on May 5th.
Norbert Leo Butz andSherie
fresh and contemporary musical from Tony-Award winning composer Jason Robert
Brown, THE LAST FIVE YEARS chronicles a young couple's romance in a new
and exciting way: her story starts at the end of their relationship; his begins
on the day they met. Funny and uplifting, the show captures some of the most
heartbreaking and universally felt moments of modern romance."
Jason Robert Brown did the first of two shows at The
Cutting Room in NYC, on June 18.Compared to his previous concerts, this one was pretty simple, with just
guitarist Gary Sieger and bassist Randy Landau (both
of the exceptional Last 5 Years band) accompanying him.It was a great showcase for their individual
talents (they each got to do some terrific solos on their respective
instruments), and it was also a nice chance to see JRB sing a lot of his own
stuff – “She Cries”, “King of the World”, “Nobody
Needs to Know”, “The Old Red Hills of Home”, “Moving
Too Fast”, and, of course, the encore “Someone To Fall Back On”.He also did a few unrecorded songs, including
“I’m in Bizness” (from the
yet-to-be-produced Moneyman), “I
Could Be In Love with Someone Like You” (cut
from L5Y), and a couple other gems that you probably haven’t had the
pleasure of hearing before.
Lauren Kennedy, L5Y's original Kathy, joined the trio, dueting with Jason on “I’d Give It All For You”,
and singing solo on the beautiful “I Will Follow” and the
heartbreaking “Letting You Go Away From Me.”She’s working with Jason on a solo
album of his songs, and you can find out more about that at www.laurenkennedy.com.
If you missed this show, make sure you see the next one on JUNE 25th.
The Cutting Room is at 19 W. 24th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.). The cover charge for the concert is $20 at the door.
Make reservations by e-mailing BoomRoom@sh-k-bom.com.
talks about the L5Y album in Diva
L5Y to be produced at the Florida Stage in
December 13, 2002 - January 19, 2003
Jason Robert Brown wins the Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Music and
Drama Desks also honored record producer Bill Rosenfield
(a driving force behind the recording of all of JRB's
musicals, including L5Y) with a special achievement award "for his
contributions to the preservation of musical theatre recordings".
*The Last 5 Years has its final performance at the MinettaLaneTheatre on Sunday evening, May
The last show was a lovefest for friends and fans of
L5Y - wild applause after every song, a standing ovation at the end, and a
bunch of thank-yous and some nice closing remarks
from Daisy Prince and Jason Robert Brown at curtain call. Jason promised
that this isn't the end of it and he'll be taking the show other places
soon. So, as Daisy put it, it's not goodbye, but Goodbye until
Hal Leonard will be publishing The
Last 5 Years vocal selections They're expected to be released by the end
of the summer.
TalkinBroadway: L5Y recording review in Sound
The Last 5 Years cast recording debuts at #18 on
Internet Albums chart!
For the information of those poor
souls who missed The Last 10 Years: The Music of
Jason Robert Brown concert on April 15th, here is the song list:
of Heaven (Jason Robert Brown
and Ensemble) The River Won't Flow (Brooks Ashmanskas, Keith
Byron Kirk, Jessica Molaskey, Andrea Burns) - Songs
for a New World Moving Too Fast (Norbert Leo Butz) - The
Last 5 Years Stars and the Moon (Jessica Molaskey) - Songs
for a New World I'm in Bizness (JRB and Ensemble) - Money Man Christmas Lullaby (Melissa Errico) - Songs
for a New World King of the World (Keith Byron Kirk) - Songs for a New World And I Will Follow (Sara Ramirez) I'm Not Afraid of Anything (Andrea Burns) - Songs for a New World Flying Home (Adam Pascal and Ensemble) - Songs for a New World A Summer in Ohio (Mario Cantone) - The
Last 5 Years Old Red Hills of Home (JRB) - Parade I'd Give It All For You (Brooks Ashmanskas and
Andrea Burns) - Songs for a New World This Is Not Over Yet (Norbert Leo Butz and
Jessica Molaskey) - Parade Goodbye Until Tomorrow (Sherie Rene Scott) - The
Last 5 Years Coming Together (Adriane Lenox, JRB, and
Ensemble) Someone to Fall Back On (JRB)
Musicians: Jason Robert Brown, Tom Partington, Dean
Thomas, Gary Sieger, Randy Landau, Sal Spicola, and Christian Hebel The Ensemble: D.B. Bonds, Roger Butterley, Julie Dingman, Jill Geddes, Randy Redd, and Nicole
out the pictures from The Last 10 Years concert at Broadway.com