2002-05-01
Musical Stages (UK)

The original cast recording of this year’s New York Drama Desk Award- winning show, The Last Five Years, is an extraordinary listening experience: a complete musical love story on one CD. Apart from the most melodic set of songs to be connected to a new musical, the storytelling makes it contemporary and an essential part of any collector’s library.

It is an innovative show that chronicles a young couple’s five-year relationship. Her story starts at the end of her marriage and moves backwards in time. His begins on the day they met and moves forward. The singing is natural and easy on the ear by acclaimed Broadway theatre performers, Sherie Rene Scott and Norbert Lee Butz and compellingly cinematic making the most of every modern nuance associated with matters of the heart.

Jason Robert Brown is, without doubt, leading the generation of new writers coming from America. As the writer, lyricist, and composer of this show, he will surely find an audience in the UK ready to acknowledge his talent.

In the meantime, until the show arrives on these shores, this sparkling recording will do more than wet your appetite. You will be humming the tunes.


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