Third Street Theatre has added a host and 3 new cast members to its gala performance of The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown on May 4th, 5th and 6th. Just before the airing of the final episodes of the hit show, The Closer, Tony nominee Corey Reynolds (Hairspray) will host on Saturday May 5th. Added to the cast are Janelle Lynn Randall (Boardwalk Empire, All Shook Up), Daniel Tatar (The Company Men, Hairspray) and Allen Hidalgo (Jersey Boys). These actors join hosts Jane Lynch, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, as well as cast members Tracie Thoms (Rent), Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Lindsay Pearce (The Glee Project), Chase Williamson (Spring Awakening). Every performance will be followed by a catered reception and hosted wine bar.
The Last 5 Years explores the 5-year relationship from meeting, through marriage and finally to divorce, between Jamie, a novelist, and Cathy his actress wife. Cathy tells her story in reverse chronological order, while Jamie moves chronologically from beginning to end. They meet only once, in the middle of the show, as they exchange their vows.
This production has been multicast with men and women playing the roles of Jamie and Cathy in an imaginative and compelling new staging of this well-loved show.
Third Street Theatre is Los Angeles’ newest 99-seat Equity Waiver Theater. Debuting with last fall’s critical hit FALSETTOS, Third Street Theatre is proud to continue its path of artistic integrity. This fully catered fundraiser will donate all proceeds from THE LAST FIVE YEARS towards the theatre and future productions.