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The Last Ship Closing January 24th

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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#1
Posted: 1/5/15 at 11:43pm
Confirmed by multiple cast members on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/jwoodHi5/status/552319748986650625
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#2
Posted: 1/5/15 at 11:47pm
Incredibly depressing a totally original show cannot succeed on Broadway these days. Sad.

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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#2
Posted: 1/5/15 at 11:50pm
I never got to see the show, but I did buy the OBCR and really enjoyed it. Now, it appears at the Neil Simon Theater will be open for a show this spring.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#3
Posted: 1/5/15 at 11:51pm
Another quality show bites the dust. Will the best musical Tony winner even be open @ Tony time. For that matter, will any of them be.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#4
Posted: 1/5/15 at 11:53pm
It's unfortunate on many levels. People may not been digging the show, but no one can deny that the cast, crew, and creators have been putting every ounce of themselves into this. I hope we get a chance to see Rachel Tucker and Jimmy Niall in another show in the US.

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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#5
Posted: 1/5/15 at 11:55pm
Incredibly creative, well done show.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#6
Posted: 1/5/15 at 11:58pm
I guess Saturday will be my last time seeing this, then... too bad Sting extended, since I was specifically going on what was originally his last show.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#7
Posted: 1/6/15 at 12:05am
I do feel very bad for the cast and crew. The performances were really great. I enjoyed the show (saw it twice) and I'm sorry to see it go. I'll add this to the list of shows I liked but failed to find an audience: Chaplin and Bullets Over Broadway.

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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#8
Posted: 1/6/15 at 12:05am
Can you hear me now? Twitter: @NamoInExile
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#9
Posted: 1/6/15 at 12:08am
So unbelievably sad. I think i may know what Side Show fans were feeling.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#10
Posted: 1/6/15 at 12:17am
This closing makes me so sad- now we'll have to endure another round of people complaining that no one appreciates fully original musicals and it's the death of Broadway and on and on.
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#11
Posted: 1/6/15 at 12:19am
There's no refractory period for that discussion? We just had it for Side Show so recently...
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#12
Posted: 1/6/15 at 12:27am
Wizard, you don't HAVE to endure anything.

"There's no refractory period for that discussion? We just had it for Side Show so recently..."

No, there totally is sweets.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#13
Posted: 1/6/15 at 1:22am
Didn't love the show, but I think it had some redeeming qualities. Hopefully it finds some life on the road.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#14
Posted: 1/6/15 at 3:28am
"Incredibly depressing a totally original show cannot succeed on Broadway these days."

A good one probably could.

A great one, more than probably.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#16
Posted: 1/6/15 at 8:34am
Glad I'm going next week. It's hard not to make sweeping pronouncements about the death of The Serious Musical. But these assertions have been with us for decades whenever the balance seems thrown toward mainstream or family fare. These closings are awful for everyone involved, but not unique. Go back, read THE SEASON, revisit any given year and you'll find a rash of quick failures. Yes, it's more expensive, and show aren't given the sort of mid-range runs they once achieved, those 9 month, one season runs that used to seem more prominent are less frequent. But it was always tough. This show, once licensed, may have a very long life in regionals and colleges.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#17
Posted: 1/6/15 at 9:12am
I confess I found it banal, turgid, humorless, trite, and with an utterly bland, if somewhat pretty, completely untheatrical score.

The director and composer are both wealthy and secure and won't suffer; I wish the best for the actors on finding their next gigs.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#18
Posted: 1/6/15 at 9:26am
Incredibly depressing a totally original show cannot succeed on Broadway these days. Sad.

Not really. Totally original shows can succeed on Broadway these days and have done so. This one just wasn't very good.

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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#19
Posted: 1/6/15 at 9:28am
^ This.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#20
Posted: 1/6/15 at 10:04am
Liza's Headband & Matt, stop trolling. That is your opinion that it isn't very good. No need to state it as fact just to stir people up. That's trolling. Obviously lots of people feel otherwise.

The last hit original musical we've had was Book of Mormon.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#21
Posted: 1/6/15 at 10:07am


Just bought tickets for the last sailing of the Last Ship on the 24th.

I've seen Sting in both of the appearances he made at 54 Below recently in his efforts to promote the show.

Whether you like it or not, I think everyone should applaud him for being a good egg.


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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#22
Posted: 1/6/15 at 10:11am
Agreed. Sting has been an amazing supporter of the show and of Broadway. He's a real team player and I hope he has it in him to write another musical in the future (with a better book writer than Logan) because the score to TLS is truly beautiful.
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#23
Posted: 1/6/15 at 10:18am
"the score to TLS is truly beautiful."

"No need to state it as fact just to stir people up. That's trolling. Obviously lots of people feel otherwise."
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The Last Ship Closing January 24th#24
Posted: 1/6/15 at 11:01am
^^ I usually disagree with After Eight, but that was pretty good. The Last Ship Closing January 24th