For “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander, directing is one of the most compelling parts of show business. After 30 years of screen and stage roles, he said the acting work he’s been given is no longer the most challenging.
“I could live almost without the performance part. The part that excites me is all that discovery process,” Alexander said at a press conference held in the rehearsal room for his latest project.
Alexander is directing Syracuse Stage’s production of “The Last Five Years.” The musical opens May 29 for a three-week run. This is the first time the Stage has produced “The Last Five Years,” which was added onto Syracuse Stage’s 2018-19 season as the seventh and final production on the lineup.
“The Last Five Years” follows one couple’s love story over a five-year period. Through more than a dozen musical numbers, the play intertwines two overlapping timelines — one starting at the beginning of the relationship, and the other starting from the end.
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The musical is typically performed with only two actors and a handful of musicians. Alexander has increased the cast size by adding two dancers — shadows of the lead characters Cathy Hiatt and Jamie Wellerstein. This addition …read more
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