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‘The Last Five Years’ to make long-awaited Broadway premiere; Adrienne Warren and Nick Jonas will star

Whitney White will direct the Main Stem production of the musical by Jason Robert Brown.

(L-R) Adrienne Warren and Nick Jonas (Credit: Norman Jean Roy)

More than two decades after its stage debut, Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last Five Years” will arrive on the Main Stem for the first time in spring 2025. Tony Award nominee Whitney White will direct the two-hander, which will star Tony winner Adrienne Warren and Grammy Award nominee Nick Jonas. The Broadway staging will be produced by Seaview, ATG Productions and the Season.

“The Last Five Years” follows the relationship of Cathy (Warren) and Jamie (Jonas) over the course of five years, told by Cathy starting with the end of their partnership and by Jamie from the beginning. “The Last Five Years” premiered in a production in Skokie, IL, in 2001, which followed an Off-Broadway premiere in 2002. The musical received an Off-Broadway revival in 2013 and a film adaptation in 2014.

Warren won a Tony for her turn as the title role in “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” a performance she originated in London’s West End, earning an Olivier Award nomination. Her other Broadway credits include a Tony-nominated turn as Florence Mills in “Shuffle Along” and a performance as Danielle in “Bring It On.” Also on the New York stage, Warren was seen in “The Wiz” at City Center and “Dreamgirls” at the Apollo.

Jonas is most known for a music partnership with his brothers, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas. The Jonas Brothers have jointly earned two Grammy nominations for their efforts. Nick Jonas is also a Broadway alum, having replaced as Gavroche in “Les Misérables,” Little Jake in “Annie Get Your Gun” and J. Pierrepont Finch in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Jonas also appeared on the Main Stem with his brothers in the concert run “Jonas Brothers on Broadway.”

White is a 2024 Tony nominee for her direction of “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding.” Her other New York directing credits include an Obie Award win for “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” and Lortel Award nominations for “Soft” and “On Sugarland.” White’s additional Off-Broadway credits include “Jordans” and “What to Send Up When It Goes Down.” She was also the assistant director on the Broadway premiere of “Marvin’s Room.”

Brown won Tonys for his scores to “Parade” and “The Bridges of Madison County,” the latter of which also earned him a Tony win for his orchestrations. His other credits include Tony-nominated scores to “Mr. Saturday Night” and “Urban Cowboy,” as well as “13,” “Honeymoon in Vegas,” “Songs for a New World” and “The Connector.” Brown is currently at work on a musical adaptation of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” which will debut in July at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

Dates and a venue are still to be announced for the Broadway production of “The Last Five Years.”