"The Last Five Years"
At New Rep

New Repertory Theatre will present Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical "The Last Five Years" from March 27 - April 17. Performances will take place in the Black Box Theater at Watertown's Arsenal Center for the Arts.

In this award-winning musical, audiences are taken on an intimate journey, witnessing both the birth and the unraveling of a young couple’s five year relationship. Brown’s alluring music interweaves the past and the present of a romantic and tumultuous love affair.

Jim Petosa, director of "The Last Five Years," commented, “Since its debut, 'The Last Five Years' has attained a following of ardent admirers, and with good reason! The musical is an emotional gymnasium of opportunity for two actor/singers as it tells the story of a love won and then lost in this imaginatively structured tale where one character moves forward in time while the other moves backward. I'm delighted to join this team of creative theatre artists in bringing the story to life in the intimacy of the Black Box Theater."

"The Last Five Years" features New Rep favorite Aimee Doherty ("Hot Mikado," "Speed-the-Plow," "Cabaret," "The Wild Party," "Ragtime," and "Into the Woods") as Cathy and Mark Linehan, making his New Rep debut as Jamie.

Jason Robert Brown’s music has been heard all over the world. "The Last Five Years" was cited as one of Time magazine’s 10 Best of 2001 and won Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics. Brown won a 1999 Tony Award for his score to "Parade," a musical written with Alfred Uhry and directed by Harold Prince, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre in December 1998, and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Musical. "Parade" was also presented on a national tour in 2000, which Jason conducted. His first musical, "Songs for a New World," a theatrical song cycle, played Off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre in the fall of 1995, and has since been seen in more than two hundred productions around the world. Jason’s latest musical, "13," written with Dan Elish, premiered at Los Angeles’s Mark Taper Forum and opened on Broadway in the spring of 2008.

For ticket and information, stop by the box office at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, call 617-923-8487 or visit www.newrep.org. Free parking is available in the six level garage adjacent to the theater.

-- OnStage Boston



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