Fred Applegate News

Barrington Stage Company to Present Staged Reading of PRESTO CHANGE-O, 7/27-28; Marc Bruni to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn Artistic Producer and Julianne Boyd Artistic Director) staged reading of a new musical, Presto Change-O, on July 27 and 28 at the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Ends Chicago Run, Sets Sail for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of 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, ends its Chicago run today, July 13. The Last Ship 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. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
by Walter McBride - Jul 11, 2014

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! (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Begins Final Two Weeks in Chicago Before Setting Sail on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of 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, enters its final two weeks at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST SHIP Celebrates Opening in Chicago with Sting, Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of 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-winnerBrian Yorkey, opened June 25 at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. The Last Ship 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. Scroll down for photos from the opening night curtain call and more! (more...)

BWW Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIP
by Misha Davenport - Jun 26, 2014

Sting's heartfelt and emotional musical 'The Last Ship' is mostly sea-worthy in its pre-Broadway tryout. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sting, James Taylor & More Attend Pre-Broadway Premiere of THE LAST SHIP
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of 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, opened last night at the Bank of America Theatre (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 25, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 25, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Brigadoon' and 'The Last Ship' bust their moves, 'Kinky Boots' and 'Jersey Boys' announce returns, midsummer closings loom, 'Marvelettes,' 'Spelling Bee' and 'Seussical' open, the new shows 'Jim And Dave' and 'Apes Of Wrath,' plus a noteworthy trio at Davenport's and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP, Starring Michael Esper & Rachel Tucker; Opens Tonight in Chicago!
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of 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, opens tonight at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. The Last Ship 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. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sting's THE LAST SHIP Opens in Chicago; Sets Course for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of 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-winnerBrian Yorkey, opens tonight, June 25, at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. THE LAST SHIP 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar and More in Sting's Broadway-Bound THE LAST SHIP!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of 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, opens tomorrow at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. THE LAST SHIP 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sting and the Cast of THE LAST SHIP Visit Wrigley Field for Chicago Cubs' First Pitch and Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

16-time Grammy Award winner Sting and The Last Ship cast members Aaron Lazar, Jimmy Nail, Michael Esper and Fred Applegate appeared last night, Monday, June 23 at Wrigley Field for the Ceremonial Chicago Cubs First Pitch. Lazar took the pitch, followed by the Seventh Inning Stretch performance by Sting, accompanied by the cast of the Broadway-bound world premiere musical. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 4th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 04, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards, Theo Ubique's future plans, Jennifer Hudson performs, 'Damn Yankees' at LOW, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Coraline,' 'The Last Ship' and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival debut, 'Spelling Bee' starts, 'Avenue Q' extends and BroadwayWorld Chicago hosts a Tony Party! (more...)

BWW Preview: Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP Anchors in Chicago Prior to Broadway Bow
by Tyler Peterson - May 29, 2014

THE LAST SHIP, 16-time Grammy winner Sting's first foray into theater, is no jukebox musical. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 14th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 14, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Michael Urie ignites the night, 'Mamma Mia!' returns, the original musicals 'One Hit Wonders,' 'The Last Ship' and 'Hey! Dancin'!,' a new 'Big Fish' and 'Seussical,' plus all the latest on showtune movies, TV shows and more! (more...)

Tickets Available for THE LAST SHIP on Broadway Starting 6/9- Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that tickets for the new musical THE LAST SHIP on Broadway will be available for purchase on June 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $55 to $147. To book groups of 15 or more, visitbroadway.com/groups or call 1-800-Broadway x2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sting, Jimmy Nail Talk THE LAST SHIP in Chicago and on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2014

Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones recently spoke with Sting and Jimmy Nail about their upcoming Broadway premiere THE LAST SHIP. THE LAST SHIP will travel to New York following a pre-Broadway tryout June 10 to July 13 in Chicago at Bank of America Theatre. Watch the interview below! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Chad Kimball, Max von Essen & More Featured in Roundabout Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company's third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The actors involved in the series include: Pico Alexander, Fred Applegate, De'Adre Aziza, David Aaron Baker, Cassie Beck, Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Ryan Eggold, Lisa Emery, Sue Jean Kim, Chad Kimball, Jessica Love, Lizbeth Mackay, Annie McNamara, Alex Mickiewicz, Aaron Clifton Moten, Olivia Oguma, Tonya Pinkins, Paul Pontrelli, Conrad Ricamora, Reg Rogers, Debra Jo Rupp, Campbell Scott and Max von Essen. (more...)

Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar & More Will Star in Sting's THE LAST SHIP; Previews to Begin 9/30 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Puliter Prize-winner Brian Yorkey - will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon on September 30 prior to opening night on October 26, according to producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. (more...)

BWW 2013 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Dec 30, 2013

Holy Crap! That's really the most emphatic sentiment I can use to describe the internal battles I had when trying to pick my top picks for this past year. There were so many amazing performances and achievements that to pick just one was almost an impossibility (and as you'll see, WAS an impossibility for one category). But the battle is over and it's my distinct pleasure to announce my picks for the 2013 Broadway World Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (or Jay's Picks, if you prefer). (more...)

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