Tuesday, July 25, 2006

London's Last 5 Years Opens Tonight


London's Last 5 Years Opens Tonight

Tonight marks the official opening of the first United Kingdom staging of Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years at Mernier's Chocolate Factory. The two-handed tuner told in one act is scheduled through September 30. Matthew White directs Damian Humbley as Jamie and Laura Pulver as Cathy in this breathtaking gem of a musical that moves backward (via Cathy) and forward (with Jamie) over the span of a five year relationship.

I absolutely adored this show when I saw it in 2003 on the Philadelphia stage with Nicole Van Giesen and Wayne Wilcox (who will appear in the new musical Triangle at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Music Theatre Conference) as Cathy and Jamie, respectively. But the big question is how this decidedly American musical will translate to the British stage and whether fussy critics there will warm to it.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
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