By Thom Geier
March 04, 2013 at 02:05 PM EST
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So you can’t wait for Jeremy Jordan (Smash) and Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) to star in the just-announced Richard LaGravenese-directed big-screen musical The Last Five Years? Well, this month Off Broadway’s Second Stage is staging a revival of composer Jason Robert Brown’s 2002 chamber musical, which follows an aspiring writer and a struggling actress through the ups and downs of twentysomething love in New York City. Brown’s show has garnered a cult following since it premiered a decade ago, thanks in part to its ingenious structure: His story unfolds chronologically from their first meeting, while hers is told backwards from the dissolution of their marriage.

And if you really, really can’t wait to see something of The Last Five Years, here’s an exclusive clip of Adam Kantor (Ezra from The Good Wife) belting the heck out of the number “Shiksa Goddess” in rehearsals. You’ll also catch a glimpse of costar Betsy Wolfe (most recently of Broadway’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Brown himself. He’s directing the Second Stage revival, which starts performances March 7 for an April 2 opening.

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