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STAGE TUBE: Watch Sting & The Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Emotional Final Curtain CallSTAGE TUBE: Watch Sting & The Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Emotional Final Curtain Call
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2015

THE LAST SHIP played its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. At the conclusion of the show, its composer, and cast member Sting took to the stage to thank the cast, crew and the audience and to reflect on the show's journey. Watch below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE LAST SHIP Sets Final Sail from Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre TonightBWW Flashback: THE LAST SHIP Sets Final Sail from Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway tonight, January 24 at 8 p.m., at the Neil Simon Theatre (where it has played 29 preview performances and 105 regular performances). Prior to its Broadway debut, The Last Ship had a five-week tryout in Chicago last summer, where it played 38 performances. On December 9, 2014, Sting, who composed The Last Ship's score, joined the cast in the role of Jackie White, the foreman of the shipyard who rallies his community to build one last ship meant to sail the world. BroadwayWorld salutes the musical with a closing night flashback below! (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Company Will Reunite for 54 Below Concert on 3/2THE LAST SHIP Company Will Reunite for 54 Below Concert on 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m., but fans still have another chance to catch the cast in action. On March 2 (9:30PM) they will reunite at 54 Below for 'Songs in the Quay of Life: THE LAST SHIP Company in Concert.' The original cast and band will celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Proceeds will go to support Wallsend Boys Club in the north of England, which was founded by shipbuilders. (more...)

Samantha Hill, Joe Carroll, Fred Applegate & More to Lead Presentation of New Musical EMPIRESamantha Hill, Joe Carroll, Fred Applegate & More to Lead Presentation of New Musical EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The grandeur of New York City comes to life in Empire, by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, an original new musical about how dreamers and doers changed the face of Manhattan forever. (more...)

Breaking News: Sting's THE LAST SHIP Sets January Closing on BroadwayBreaking News: Sting's THE LAST SHIP Sets January Closing on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m., it has been announced by the musical's producers. The Last Ship began previews on Broadway on September 29 prior to its official opening on October 26, 2014. When the show concludes its 4-month engagement, it will have played 29 preview performances on Broadway and 105 regular performances at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) The Last Ship's music will live on with the Original Broadway Cast Recording, which was recently released on Universal Music Classics and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart last week. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: THE LAST SHIP (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Deeply SatiatingBWW CD Reviews: THE LAST SHIP (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Deeply Satiating
by David Clarke - Jan 5, 2015

I was able to catch a performance of THE LAST SHIP during previews. By intermission I knew I was looking forward to a cast recording of the musical, but I was largely uninterested in seeing the second act. I stuck it out and left inspired by the music and the cast's performances but entirely unmoved by the clunky book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE LAST SHIP Cast Opens Up About Their Newest Castmate- Sting!BWW Interviews: THE LAST SHIP Cast Opens Up About Their Newest Castmate- Sting!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event took place yesterday, December 21, following the matinee performance of The Last Ship when patrons were invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they signed copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in The Last Ship (for which he also composed the score), was joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker,Jimmy Nail,Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company at the special event and you can check out the exclusive interviews below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sting & THE LAST SHIP Cast Celebrate Album Release!Photo Coverage: Sting & THE LAST SHIP Cast Celebrate Album Release!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2014

A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event took place yesterday, December 21, following the matinee performance of The Last Ship when patrons were invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they signed copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in The Last Ship (for which he also composed the score), was joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail,Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge wa son hand to chat with Sting and the rest of the cast at the special event. Check back later to find out what they had to say and check out photos of him in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sting and THE LAST SHIP Company Sign Cast Albums at the Neil Simon Theatre!Photo Coverage: Sting and THE LAST SHIP Company Sign Cast Albums at the Neil Simon Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2014

A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event took place yesterday, December 21, following the matinee performance of The Last Ship when patrons were invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they signed copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in The Last Ship (for which he also composed the score), was joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail,Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. BroadwayWorld was there for the big event and you can catch photo coverage below! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Butler & More Lead Barrington Stage's NYC Reading of PRESTO CHANGE-O TodayJeremy Jordan, Kerry Butler & More Lead Barrington Stage's NYC Reading of PRESTO CHANGE-O Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 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, will present an industry reading of a new musical, Presto Change-O, today, December 19 at 11am at Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W 43rd Street, (8th Fl., Studio 3). (more...)

Sting and Company of the THE LAST SHIP to Sign Cast Recording This WeekendSting and Company of the THE LAST SHIP to Sign Cast Recording This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event will take place this Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m. following the matinee performance of THE LAST SHIP when patrons are invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they sign copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in THE LAST SHIP (for which he also composed the score), will be joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barry Manilow Visits Sting at THE LAST SHIP!
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2014

On the heels of the 16-time Grammy Award winner's sold-out, standing-room-only debut performance on Tuesday night, December 9, Sting's engagement in The Last Ship on Broadway has been extended through January 24, 2015, the musical's producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announced. Originally scheduled to perform with the cast for five weeks, Sting will now appear for an additional two weeks in the role of Jackie White in The Last Ship at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.). His friend Barry Manilow just attended the musical and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

In Performance Video: THE LAST SHIP's Sting, Rachel Tucker Perform 'August Winds'In Performance Video: THE LAST SHIP's Sting, Rachel Tucker Perform 'August Winds'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features THE LAST SHIP's Rachel Tucker performing the number "August Winds" from the Broadway musical, accompanied on guitar by the show's composer, Sting. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Original Cast Album Released TodayTHE LAST SHIP Original Cast Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey opened on Broadway on October 26 with overwhelming praise for its emotionally powerful score. Today, December 16, Universal Music Classics releases the Original Broadway Cast Album for The Last Ship, produced by the Emmy-Award winning and multi-Grammy-nominated producer Rob Mathes. The play is directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett, with musical direction, orchestrations and arrangements also by Rob Mathes. (more...)

VIDEO: THE LAST SHIP's Sting Performs 'What Say You, Meg?' on LettermanVIDEO: THE LAST SHIP's Sting Performs 'What Say You, Meg?' on Letterman
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Sting, currently making his Broadway debut in his musical THE LAST SHIP, stopped by last night's Late Show with David Letterman to perform the ballad 'What Say You, Meg?' from the production. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Butler & More to Lead Barrington Stage's NYC Reading of PRESTO CHANGE-OJeremy Jordan, Kerry Butler & More to Lead Barrington Stage's NYC Reading of PRESTO CHANGE-O
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 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, will present an industry reading of a new musical, Presto Change-O, on December 19 at 11am at Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 W 43rd Street, (8th Fl., Studio 3) (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sting Joins the Company of His New Broadway Musical- THE LAST SHIP!Photo Coverage: Sting Joins the Company of His New Broadway Musical- THE LAST SHIP!
by Walter McBride - Dec 10, 2014

Just last night, Sting joined the cast of the musical he penned, The Last Ship, for a limited run through January 10, 2015. He will be replacing actor Jimmy Nail, who is said to have 'blessed' the move. Sting then joins Paul Simon on tour in New Zealand on January 30, 2015, making any further extensions unlikely. BroadwayWorld was there for his first official curtain call last night, and you can go inside the special night below! (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards -David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards -David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/25 - David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/25 - David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

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