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For The Last Time Brings New Orleans Jazz To NYC

Broadway Black LOVES jazz! We’ve gotten the scoop on a wonderful new musical opening in NYC that is sure to be a hit! For the Last Time will get its world premiere at Theater Row’s Clurman Theatre. Preview performances began May 19, officially opening May 28 and running through June 20, 2015. It is set in 1950’s New Orleans and follows four young artists who create an Eden of music and art. But the past forces its way into their lives, and an act of passion changes everything. The new jazz musical, FOR THE LAST TIME, is inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Marble Faun, and features a powerhouse young cast backed by an 8-piece jazz ensemble.

The cast features: Brittany Campbell (The Civil War), Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Regional: Macbeth, The Color Purple), Kim Exum (As You Like It), Britton Smith (After Midnight), Anita Welch (Bubble Boy), Reggie D. White (Party People, Dogsbody) and Jason Veasey (Beautiful, The Lion King). Band includes: Associate Musical Director Alphonso Horne (Trumpet), Owen Broder (Woodwind), Carrie Dowell (Violin), Robert Edwards (Trombone), Nathan Ellman-Bell (Drums), Eleanor Norton (Cello), and Eric Wheeler (Bass).Creative team includes: John McDermott (Scenic Designer), Whitney Locher (Costume Designer), Jimmy Lawlor (Lighting Designer), Kevin Heard (Sound Designer), Judy Merrick (Properties Designer), Cristina Knutson (Fight Choreographer), Angie Hesterman (Stage Manager), Michael Cassara (Casting) Corey Pearlstein (General Manager), Orchestration by Dennis Mackrel, Music Direction by Cody Owen Stine.

For the Last Time cast (L-R): Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kim Exum, Anita Welch, Brittany Campbell, Reggie D. White and Britton Smith. Not featured in the photo is cast member Jason Veasey. Photo by Russ Rowland

“This is a thrill for me to hear my songs sung by these gifted actor/singers. And to hear all the music played by our fantastic group of young jazz musicians. I am so grateful to Dennis Mackrel for his amazing arrangements which manage to sound fresh and still are faithful to Roland Hanna’s original conception for the jazz album we did some years ago. This is my fourth collaboration with inspiring colleague Will Pomerantz, and I think with this show we have captured a rare energy where jazz and theater meet.” –  Nancy Harrow | For The Last Time composer/ lyricist/ co-book writer,

“Nancy Harrow is a unique talent. As a singer, she has recorded with some of the greatest jazz musicians in the history of the art form. As a songwriter, she taps into this deep well of experience, as well as her love of literature. Nancy is able to conjure character and story breathtakingly through song, and only Nancy could have figured out how to marry jazz and Nathaniel Hawthorne! With this wonderful company of actors and musicians, Hawthorne’s tale of love and crime is sure to sing.”  – Will Pomerantz | For The Last Time co-book writer/ director

Theater Row’s Clurman Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd St. New York,NY 10036

Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Also, visit for more information and to preview some of the songs!


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