The Last Five Years

The Last 5 Years by Tony award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up and coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa Goddess struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy&#39s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie&#39s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes.
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