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The Last Ship - Original Broadway Cast Recording 2014


The Last Ship - Original Broadway Cast Recording Album
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. THE LAST SHIP – which marks Sting's debut as a Broadway composer – is set in the English seaside town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home many years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. This love triangle ignites just as the men and women of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence. And in the end Gideon comes to understand that he had indeed left behind more than he could have ever imagined.

THE LAST SHIP is inspired by the Wallsend community where Sting was born and raised and people's homes were often houses that existed in the shadows of the massive vessels in the shipyards. THE LAST SHIP also reflects real-life incidents, including a history-making 'work-in' at a Scottish shipyard in the 70's, and a recent project in Poland for which a priest commandeered supplies and financial support so a group of laymen could not only have work, but also reclaim their pride and dignity by assembling a ship meant to sail the world.

The principal cast of THE LAST SHIP includes Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. David Says:
THE LAST SHIP (Original Broadway Cast Recording) perfectly captures the star of the show in all of its glory. Sting's pristine score undulates with the rhythm of waves crashing against the shore, giving the show and album the appeal of sea shanties and highlighting the working class struggles of the characters. The music exists as a concrete musical theatre score, which is especially obvious in its smartly constructed choral arrangements sung with lively vigor by the talented ensemble. Rachel Tucker's lush alto instrument and perfectly controlled belt bring radiant life to the album. Michael Esper's vocals serve as a spot on impersonation of Sting. Aaron Lazar vocalizes with charming clarity. Even though it is incomplete Universal Music Classics' release of THE LAST SHIP (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is a gem in my collection of Broadway music. There is a raw intensity and glorious power in this score that makes it one of the most fascinating scores I've had the pleasure of hearing. Label: Universal Music Classics



UNKNOWN SOLDIER Original Cast Recording Out Now AlbumUNKNOWN SOLDIER Original Cast Recording Out Now

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Unknown Soldier: Original Cast Recording – one of the final scores from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman – is available in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, September 24, which would have been Friedman’s 46th birthday.
Original Cast Recording of STRANGER SINGS! THE PARODY MUSICAL Out Today AlbumOriginal Cast Recording of STRANGER SINGS! THE PARODY MUSICAL Out Today

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical released today the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical, currently available for purchase on iTunes and all major platforms soon.
Corey Cott & Hannah Elless to be Featured on Demos From Matthew Puckett's REBEL GENIU AlbumCorey Cott & Hannah Elless to be Featured on Demos From Matthew Puckett's REBEL GENIUS

eabody Award-winning composer, Matthew Puckett, announced today the upcoming release of two demos, “Faster” and  “What Love Looks Like,” from his  new musical Rebel Genius, about the early life of Albert Einstein, featuring Broadway stalwarts Corey Cott (Newsies, Bandstand) and Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Godspell).
Studio Cast Recording of DREAMLAND Featuring Christian Borle, Jessica Vosk & More Now AlbumStudio Cast Recording of DREAMLAND Featuring Christian Borle, Jessica Vosk & More Now Available

Today Craft Recordings and Concord Theatricals announced the digital release of the studio cast recording of Dreamland (or a Musical Riff on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Set During the Declassification of Area 51), featuring Broadway stars Christian Borle, Jessica Vosk, Sarah Charles Lewis, Michael McElroy and more. 
Olivia Newton-John Announces 'Physical' 40th Anniversary Edition AlbumOlivia Newton-John Announces 'Physical' 40th Anniversary Edition

This deluxe CD & DVD edition will not only feature the original hit album fully remastered but, the 31-track collection also features bonus tracks, remixes, and live recordings.
BWW Album Review: Jennifer Hudson's RESPECT Soundtrack Exquisitely Honors the 'Queen AlbumBWW Album Review: Jennifer Hudson's RESPECT Soundtrack Exquisitely Honors the 'Queen of Soul' and Celebrates Strength in Sisterhood

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but truly getting to know the heart, soul, and essence of a music legend is the ultimate honor. For Oscar-and Grammy-winning actress, Jennifer Hudson, portraying the one and only Aretha Franklin was a serious and cherished commitment. In her soundtrack to the film, Respect, Hudson not only resurrects some of “The Queen of Soul’s” greatest hits but connects deeply to the raw emotions behind them.
BWW Album Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Continues to Shine with New Film Soundtrack AlbumBWW Album Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Continues to Shine with New Film Soundtrack

The film adaption of Dear Evan Hansen is in theaters today. The soundtrack features Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Never, Julianne Moore, Danny Pino, Colton Ryan, Amandla Stenberg, and Nik Dodani. Additional bonus tracks feature SZA, Sam Smith, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Summer Walker, Finneas, and Tori Kelly.
WATCH: Jelani Remy Releases Music Video 'Gone Forgotten Year' AlbumWATCH: Jelani Remy Releases Music Video 'Gone Forgotten Year'

Ain't Too Proud's Jelani Remy sings about reuniting with a lover after being separated by the pandemic in the new music video GONE FORGOTTEN YEAR from writer Justin Anthony Long. 
BWW Reviews: DEAR EVAN HANSEN is Okay, And Here's Why… AlbumBWW Reviews: DEAR EVAN HANSEN is Okay, And Here's Why…

Seeing the film with other critics and fans, every one seemed to be searching for an answer to the same question: Is the film really as bad as the first wave of reviews indicated? The silver lining: it’s not the worst stage to screen film adaptation I’ve sat through. However, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is definitely not a great movie.
Jenn Colella, Chilina Kennedy, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jelani Remy & More to be Featur AlbumJenn Colella, Chilina Kennedy, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jelani Remy & More to be Featured in THE RAINBOW LULLABY Album

Broadway Records announced today the release of THE RAINBOW LULLABY, the world’s first LGBTQ lullaby album. Conceived by Ryan Bauer-Walsh, the recording includes songs by fifteen LGBTQIA+ writers including Bauer-Walsh, Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby), with performances by over thirty LGBTQIA+ artists.
ONE YEAR ON BROADWAY Out Now From One Small Girl Publishing AlbumONE YEAR ON BROADWAY Out Now From One Small Girl Publishing

One Small Girl Publishing has announced the release of a new book, One Year On Broadway.
UNKNOWN SOLIDER Original Cast Recording Set to be Released AlbumUNKNOWN SOLIDER Original Cast Recording Set to be Released

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Unknown Soldier: Original Cast Recording – one of the final scores from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman – will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, September 24, the date that would have been Friedman’s 46th birthday.
STARS IN THE HOUSE Will Host a Game Night With the Original Cast of HAIRSPRAY AlbumSTARS IN THE HOUSE Will Host a Game Night With the Original Cast of HAIRSPRAY

Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that they will host a special Game Night with members of the original Broadway cast of “Hairspray,” in a special episode of “Stars In The House” featuring the Broadway cast of “Hairspray,” on Tuesday, September 14th to benefit The Actors Fund.
BWW Interview: Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear Talk BRIDGERTON Concept Album, Their Hopes AlbumBWW Interview: Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear Talk BRIDGERTON Concept Album, Their Hopes for a BRIDGERTON Stage Musical & More!

Barlow & Bear have just released their highly-anticipated concept album, The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical. BroadwayWorld spoke with Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear about the process of creating The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical concept album, what's next for The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical and more!
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY on Apple TV+ is a Celebration of Humanity and Broadway AlbumBWW Review: COME FROM AWAY on Apple TV+ is a Celebration of Humanity and Broadway

On September 10, 2021, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, Apple TV+ is debuting a stunning stage capture of Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY. Filmed live at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in May 2021, the film is both a celebration of humanity’s penchant for kindness in the face of adversity and Broadway’s attempt to make a post-pandemic related lockdown return to vibrancy.
Darren Criss Announces Debut Holiday Album A VERY DARREN CRISSMAS AlbumDarren Criss Announces Debut Holiday Album A VERY DARREN CRISSMAS

Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild award-winner and singer-songwriter Darren Criss today announced his debut holiday album, A Very Darren Crissmas set for release October 8 on Decca Records.
BWW Interview: A CHORUS LINE's Kim McClay Talks Debut Album MY SANITY AlbumBWW Interview: A CHORUS LINE's Kim McClay Talks Debut Album MY SANITY

Singer-songwriter Kim McClay (who has starred on stage as Maggie in the National Tour of A Chorus Line and much more!) has officially released her debut album, MY SANITY, on all streaming platforms.
Original Cast Recording of WE HAVE IRE Announced, Featuring Music By Afro-Cuban Jazz AlbumOriginal Cast Recording of WE HAVE IRE Announced, Featuring Music By Afro-Cuban Jazz Artist Yosvany Terry

The original stage production We Have Iré recounts the stories of four Cuban-born artists who, after having immigrated and established a life in San Francisco, return to Cuba together. IRE Records announces the release of a cast album featuring new music from Grammy-winning Jazz artist Yosvany Terry on September 18.
James Magruder to Release Summer Stock Novel - VAMP UNTIL READY AlbumJames Magruder to Release Summer Stock Novel - VAMP UNTIL READY

Librettist/fiction writer/translator James Magruder, who wrote the book for the Broadway musical Triumph of Love late in the last century, and co-wrote the book (in blank verse no less) for the far more recent Head Over Heels, has a fourth book of fiction, titled Vamp Until Ready, coming out on September 28, 2021
Toronto Alt-Psych Rocker Rise Carmine Wants To “Be The Only One” In New Single AlbumToronto Alt-Psych Rocker Rise Carmine Wants To “Be The Only One” In New Single

Heavy percussion and a groove-saturated bass line set psych-rocker Rise Carmine's latest single up as the sexy, 70s-esque low-fi electric gem it's destined to be; 'Be The Only One' is available now.
Theatre Communications Group Presents TCG Books' First Fridays: Featuring Daniel Alex AlbumTheatre Communications Group Presents TCG Books' First Fridays: Featuring Daniel Alexander Jones and Emily Morse

Theatre Communications Group has announced the sixth iteration of TCG Books' First Fridays, featuring Daniel Alexander Jones (Love Like Light, Particle and Wave) in conversation on Facebook Live, Friday, September 3, 2021 at 7:00pm ET. TCG Books' First Fridays series features authors from TCG Books' roster in conversation about their work on the first Friday of every month.
John Gallagher Jr. Releases New Single 'Lost Love' AlbumJohn Gallagher Jr. Releases New Single 'Lost Love'

Award-winning actor and musician Johnny Gallagher (better known as John Gallagher Jr.) has announced the release of his sophomore album 8th and Jane, due out Oct. 15, and has shared the record's lead single 'Lost Love.'
Julia Murney to Join Johanna Telander's KALEVALA: THE MUSICAL Concept Album AlbumJulia Murney to Join Johanna Telander's KALEVALA: THE MUSICAL Concept Album

Julia Murney, who is known for originating the role of Queenie in Andrew Lippa's 'The Wild Party' and as Elphaba on Broadway in Wicked, will join Johanna Telander's 'Kalevala: The Musical' Concept Album cast as Louhi, the Northern witch.
BWW Album Review: Tom Kitt & The Collective REFLECT on One Very Tough Year AlbumBWW Album Review: Tom Kitt & The Collective REFLECT on One Very Tough Year

By this point, it feels like every major musical name has produced some kind of “pandemic project”. With Tom Kitt & The Collective's new album, Reflect, there’s a refreshing lack of gimmick to it.
Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Release Debut EP 'Groove Machine' This Week AlbumNick Rashad Burroughs Will Release Debut EP 'Groove Machine' This Week

his EP is a love letter to Funk, R&B & Pop Music! Nick teams up with Grammy- Award Winning music producer Carl McGrier at Wiidope Music (Ciara, Tamar Braxton) on this Funky uptempo Pop EP.
WATCH: Baylee Littrell Releases New Video For 'Some Guys' AlbumWATCH: Baylee Littrell Releases New Video For 'Some Guys'

The official video for Baylee Littrell's current single, 'Some Guys' is out now.  The video was produced by BriLeigh Productions and directed by Mason Hughes.  It was shot during Baylee's first live performance of 2021 at Madlife in Woodstock, GA. 
SCHOOL OF ROCK's Madison Lagares Drops First Single AlbumSCHOOL OF ROCK's Madison Lagares Drops First Single

Broadway's Madison Lagares (On Your Feet, School Of Rock) debuts her first music video today under the banner of Concierge Records - a cover of 'Finding Wonderland' from the musical Wonderland.
BWW Interview: Multi-Medium Writer Gary Goldstein, Now Published Novelist AlbumBWW Interview: Multi-Medium Writer Gary Goldstein, Now Published Novelist

A working writer in stage, screen and newsprint, Gary Goldstein just had his first novel The Last Birthday Party published and available to all. Gary managed to carve out some time from prepping his upcoming Book Soup podcast to answer a few of my queries.
Sue Foley Releases 'Dallas Man' From Upcoming PINKY'S BLUES Album AlbumSue Foley Releases 'Dallas Man' From Upcoming PINKY'S BLUES Album

Stony Plain Records announces an October 22 release date for Pinky's Blues, the new album from award-winning blues guitarist/singer Sue Foley.
Kendra Erika To Release Dance Version Of 'As Long As Your Mine' From WICKED Featuring AlbumKendra Erika To Release Dance Version Of 'As Long As Your Mine' From WICKED Featuring Constantine Maroulis

 South Florida pop singer-songwriter Kendra Erika is set to release her new single a dance version of “As Long As Your Mine” from Wicked to celebrate Wicked as well as 40+ other productions coming back to Broadway this fall.


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