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The Last Five Years

Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
Musical Direction by James Sampliner

On the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre
May 7 – June 1, 2014
Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission 


“I’ve seen this show many times — it’s a personal favorite —
but I’ve never seen a better production of it.
Long Wharf is ending the 2013-2014 season on a real high”

-CT Post 

“Long Wharf closes its 49th season with a
refreshing, wistful and wonderful show.

-New Haven Register 

 “If what you want out of musical theater are superb performances, a beautiful score, and thought provoking themes,
you will not be disappointed with The Last Five Years.”




• IN THE REHEARSAL ROOM: Katie Rose Clarke & Adam Halpin sing three songs from the show

Meet the Playwright  Read Blog Meet the Cast

Jason Robert BrownJason Robert Brown

On Musical Theatre: JRB’s Contributions Timeline


 • First Rehearsal 

• How they got started in musical theatre

Meet the Cast
atie Rose Clarke
 Adam Halpin

Fall in love with this beloved musical by one of Broadway’s hottest composers, Jason Robert Brown (ParadeThe Bridges of Madison County).  Called “graceful, gripping, and break-your-heart beautiful” by The New York Daily News, the lush and unforgettable score will have you humming the tunes all the way home.

“Exhilaration so intense it brings tears of joy…
exciting, innovative and altogether inspiring” 

– Chicago Tribune

Director – Gordon Edelstein
Music Director – James Sampliner
Set Design – Eugene Lee
Costume Design – Paul Tazwell
Lighting Design – Ben Stanton
Sound Design – Leon Rothenberg
Production Stage Manager – Jason A. Quinn
Assistant Stage Manager – Amy Patricia Stern
Casting by Calleri Casting