The composer Jason Robert Brown, known for the Tony-winning “Parade’’ and the off-Broadway musical “The Last Five Years,’’ has been named Blodgett Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University for the spring of 2014.
In that role, Brown will lead workshops and master classes for Harvard students and take part in professor Carol Oja’s seminar on American musical theater, according to the university. The composer’s work will also be spotlighted in a March 31, 2014, concert/cabaret performance at Oberon, the American Repertory Theater’s second stage.
“The Last Five Years,’’ a musical about a failed marriage, was revived off Broadway this year at Second Stage Theatre. (The cast album of that production, starring Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, will be released on Sept. 24 by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records). Locally, “The Last Five Years’’ was produced at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown in 2011.