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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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Sting Talks Origins of THE LAST SHIP & More on Today's 'Live'VIDEO: Sting Talks Origins of THE LAST SHIP & More on Today's 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Grammy Award winner STING stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about his Broadway musical, THE LAST SHIP. (more...)

DVR Alert: Sting Performs from THE LAST SHIP on 'Live' TodayDVR Alert: Sting Performs from THE LAST SHIP on 'Live' Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Today, December 23rd, Grammy Award winner STING will stop by LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about his Broadway musical, 'The Last Ship,' and perform a song from the production for the 'LIVE' audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alicia Witt Visits AVENUE Q at New World StagesPhoto Flash: Alicia Witt Visits AVENUE Q at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Actress and Songwriter Alicia Witt recently visited the long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.). Check out photos of Witt with the cast below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sting & Trudie Styler Talk Broadway's THE LAST SHIP & More on BravoVIDEO: Sting & Trudie Styler Talk Broadway's THE LAST SHIP & More on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Trudie Styler and husband Sting stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo to discuss his new Broadway musical THE LAST SHIP. (more...)

DVR Alert: Sting to Perform from THE LAST SHIP on 'Live', 12/23DVR Alert: Sting to Perform from THE LAST SHIP on 'Live', 12/23
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

On Tuessday, December 23rd, Grammy Award winner STING will stop by LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about his Broadway musical, 'The Last Ship,' and perform a song from the production for the 'LIVE' audience. (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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Sting Extends Run in THE LAST SHIP Through January 24!Photo Flash: Sting Extends Run in THE LAST SHIP Through January 24!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 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.). (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 22-28THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 22-28
by Louisa Brady - Nov 28, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Chicago becoming the second-longest running show in Broadway history, Nene Leakes in CINDERELLA, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sting & Jeffrey Seller Discuss Cast Change at THE LAST SHIPPhoto Coverage: Sting & Jeffrey Seller Discuss Cast Change at THE LAST SHIP
by Walter McBride - Nov 25, 2014

After making the announcement, both Sting and lead producer Jeffrey Seller sat down with the press and BroadwayWorld.com was there to get the scoop (and the pics!)! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Sting Talks Joining THE LAST SHIP on Broadway; Plus Producer Jeffrey Seller!BWW TV Exclusive: Sting Talks Joining THE LAST SHIP on Broadway; Plus Producer Jeffrey Seller!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2014

After making the announcement, both Sting and lead producer Jeffrey Seller sat down with BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge to give us the full scoop on how this came about, what to expect & more! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Sting Announces He's Joining THE LAST SHIPFREEZE FRAME: Sting Announces He's Joining THE LAST SHIP
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

Sting will return to the Broadway stage as a performer when he steps into the role of Jackie White in the acclaimed new musical THE LAST SHIP, for which he made his Broadway debut as a composer earlier this season. Sting will assume the role beginning December 9 for four weeks through January 10, 2015 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St). The announcement was made earlier this morning, live on NBC's "Today." (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 17, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Nederlander Theatre (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Original Cast Album Will Get 12/16 ReleaseTHE LAST SHIP Original Cast Album Will Get 12/16 Release
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 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. On December 16, Universal Music Classics will release 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...)

Broadway's THE LAST SHIP Offering Discount for Union MembersBroadway's THE LAST SHIP Offering Discount for Union Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

THE LAST SHIP on Broadway will offer a special discount, effective immediately, for union members who present a union card when purchasing tickets at the box office at the Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52 Street. 'Work is a sacrament, an outward sign of inward grace,' preaches Father O'Brien, the salty and profane priest featured in Sting's new musical, THE LAST SHIP. This musical that celebrates the men and women who still make things and who devote their lives to their work, opened Sunday, October 26. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of THE LAST SHIP with Sting, Edie Falco, Billy Joel & MorePhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet of THE LAST SHIP with Sting, Edie Falco, Billy Joel & More
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 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 last night, October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett. BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night and and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

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