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Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP

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The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. Check out photos of the marquee below!

THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. Inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences,The Last Ship marks the renowned musician's Broadway debut as a composer. Principal roles in the cast of The Last Ship are played by Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett, and Collin Kelly-Sordelet.

THE LAST SHIP is set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home 14 years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. As the men of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.

THE LAST SHIP is a portrait of a community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition; they'll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they've ever known.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
'The Last Ship'

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
'The Last Ship'

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
'The Last Ship'

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
'The Last Ship'

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
'The Last Ship'

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
'The Last Ship'

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
'The Last Ship'

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.