Signature switches Crimes of the Heart to Last Five Years

Just announced – Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years will replace Crime of the Heart in Signature Theatre’s spring lineup. Aaron Posner will direct the intimate two person musical, famously based on the composer’s failed marriage.

lastfiveyearspromoThrough the course of 14 songs, rising novelist Jamie and struggling actress Cathy separately tell their own account of their five-year relationship. From the whimsical optimism of Jamie’s “Shiksa Goddess” to Cathy’s crushingly vulnerable “Still Hurting,” the young lovers explore their emotionally complex romance through beautifully haunting music and original lyrics.

James Gardiner (Chess, [title of show]) and Erin Weaver (Xanadu) will play Jamie and Cathy. 

Called “bittersweet and nearly perfect” by Variety, the show originally ran off-Broadway in 2002 and won two Drama Desk Awards that year for best lyrics and best score.

The Last Five Years will be produced in the MAX Theatre, running from April 2 – 28, 2013. Tickets start at $40 and are on sale now. Tickets are available by phone at 703 573 SEAT, online at, or in person at the Signature Box Office at 4200 Campbell Avenue in Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA.

Signature is continuing its “$22 for Tuesdays” offer, making available a limited number of $22 tickets to the first two public Tuesday performances on April 2 and April16. A Pride performance is scheduled for April 19. Discussion performances are scheduled for April 17 and April 23.


Lorraine Treanor About Lorraine Treanor

Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life's a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.



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