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Sting on THE LAST SHIP: 'I Had to Throw My Best Friend Under the Bus to Save the Play'Sting on THE LAST SHIP: 'I Had to Throw My Best Friend Under the Bus to Save the Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

THE LAST SHIP just played its final performance on Broadway on January 24 at theNeil Simon Theatre (where it has played 29 preview performances and 105 regular 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. Sting recently spoke openly about the casting switch up in an interview with The Stage. (more...)

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...)

Victory Gardens Adds Marcus Gardley's AN ISSUE OF BLOOD to 2014-15 SeasonVictory Gardens Adds Marcus Gardley's AN ISSUE OF BLOOD to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Chris Mannelli announce a change to the 2014-2015 season: The World Premiere of An Issue of Blood by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew, will replace the previously announced World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul. An Issue of Blood was penned by Gardley in response to recent events and social injustices. An Issue of Blood runs April 3 - May 3, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

John Logan's RED to Play Redtwist Theatre, Beginning 2/7John Logan's RED to Play Redtwist Theatre, Beginning 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

2010 winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play, RED by John Logan will be directed by Steve Scott, Artistic Associate, Goodman Theatre at the Redtwist Theatre. The production opens Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 3pm (also press opening), featuring Redtwist Company Members/Jeff Award-winners, Brian Parry and Aaron Kirby. (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...)

Final Season of Showtime's NURSE JACKIE to Premiere 4/12Final Season of Showtime's NURSE JACKIE to Premiere 4/12
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

This spring, SHOWTIME will bid farewell to one of its signature series with the premiere of NURSE JACKIE's final season on Sunday, April 12th at 9 P.M. ET/PT, followed by the highly-anticipated second season of the hit drama series PENNY DREADFUL on Sunday, April 26th at 10 P.M. ET/PT. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: West Coast National Touring Cast of ELF Debuts #ELFIESTAGE TUBE: West Coast National Touring Cast of ELF Debuts #ELFIE
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2014

The West Coast national touring cast, crew and band of ELF THE MUSICAL have debuted a holiday mashup of Christmas classics and pop songs, created by Kristen Sandler. Check it out below! (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...)

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...)

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...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

DVR Alert: Sting Guests on Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE TonightDVR Alert: Sting Guests on Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Bravo welcomes Sting, currently making his Broadway debut in The Last Ship, and his wife, Trudie Styler, as guests on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE tonight, December 18, 2014. (more...)

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