World Premiere

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

“Exhilaration, so intense that it brings tears of joy, is at hand in the premiere of The Last Five Years at Northlight Theatre,” – Chicago Tribune


“As he proved with “Songs for a New World,” the enormously talented Jason Robert Brown is singularly adept at creating suites of gorgeous numbers in a variety of musical idioms. And smart cabaret singers everywhere will be fighting to get their hands on the lush melodies and emotionally resonant lyrics contained in Brown’s latest pocket musical, “The Last Five Years.” ” – Variety