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The Last Ship - 2014 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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THE LAST SHIP is a new musical with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting. This Broadway premiere features direction by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once).

THE LAST SHIP is set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men who 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 15 years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. As the men of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.

THE LAST SHIP is a portrait of a community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition, they'll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they've ever known.

Neil Simon Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

Featured Reviews For The Last Ship


The Last Ship - TimeOut NY
When the muscular ensemble is tearing into Sting's rueful ballads or jaunty barroom reels, you almost forget that the narrative stakes are exceedingly attenuated-unemployed shipwrights in a northern English town occupy a decommissioned factory to build one final vessel as an act of defiant solidarity. It's a nice gesture, a symbolic blow for the working man priced out of his profession, but book writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey don't quite establish what the lads hope to achieve-beyond a chance to drill their workplace shanty "We've Got Now't Else" into our limbic system.

The Last Ship review – Sting musical takes inspiration from the shipyard - Guardian
But if the structure is slack, the book indifferent, the love story lopsided, and the gender politics unreconstructed, Sting's folk-inflected songs, with their bright percussion and yearning strings, are a pleasure and they are performed here with vigour and swagger and joy. As the working men sing in the show's most rousing song, "We've got nowt else." Well, that's plenty. Underneath all the metaphors and self-consciousness and strange earnestness, there's a seaworthy show.


 



 

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by Nicole Rosky - June 3, 2015
According to the New York Times, The Last Ship, for which Sting earned a 2015 Tony nomination, will play Norway, Sweden and Finland in the coming years. Sting's spokesperson Rick Miramontez told NYT that the musical will be performed in th native language of each country when it arrives in Oslo (2016) and in Stockholm and Helsinki in (2017).
by Pat Cerasaro - March 14, 2015
The cast of THE LAST SHIP shows their love to Sting!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 13, 2015
More clips of Sting and company rocking 54 Below!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 12, 2015
Sting and THE LAST SHIP cast rock the boat at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - March 2, 2015
THE LAST SHIP played its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24, but fans still have another chance to catch the cast in action. Tonight, 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.
by Nicole Rosky - January 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!
by Walter McBride - January 21, 2015
Just yesterday, Sting and the cast of his Broadway musical, The Last Ship, gathered at Sardi's (234 W. 44 St) to celebrate the unveiling of his own caricature. Sting made his Broadway debut this season as a composer with the musical THE LAST SHIP, and is appearing on stage with the cast now through the end of the musical's run on January 24 at the Neil Simon Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!
by Nicole Rosky - January 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.
by Robert Diamond - January 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.
by Stage Tube - December 27, 2014
Singer Al Green; actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks; ballerina Patricia McBride; singer-songwriter Sting; and comedienne Lily Tomlin will receive honors for 2014 on THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Below, check out a clip from the upcoming presentation, featuring a Lady Gaga tribute to Sting!
by Caryn Robbins - December 23, 2014
Grammy Award winner STING stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about his Broadway musical, THE LAST SHIP.

The Last Ship Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Last Ship have their been?
The Last Ship has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2014.

What Tony Awards has The Last Ship been nominated for?
Best Orchestrations for Rob Mathes and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Sting.

What other awards has The Last Ship been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Steven Hoggett, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Sting, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Rob Mathes, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Brian Ronan, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last ShipOutstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Ship and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Collin Kelly-Sordelet.

What other awards has The Last Ship won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Steven Hoggett Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Sting Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Rob Mathes Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Brian Ronan Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Ship Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Ship Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Collin Kelly-Sordelet.

What productions of The Last Ship have their been?
The Last Ship has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2014.

What awards has The Last Ship been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Steven Hoggett, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Sting, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Rob Mathes, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Brian Ronan, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last ShipOutstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Ship and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Collin Kelly-Sordelet.

What awards has The Last Ship won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Steven Hoggett Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Sting Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Rob Mathes Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Brian Ronan Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Ship Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Ship Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Collin Kelly-Sordelet.

What productions of The Last Ship have there been?
The Last Ship has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2014.