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The Last Ship - Broadway

$55-$147

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.

Schedule

Neil Simon Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Last Ship


Theater: 'The Last Ship' - Bergen Record
The musical's book, written by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, settles for simply pushing the story forward, from A to B to C. But the failure also falls on Sting, who created the inexpressive score, in his theater-writing debut. The songs permit the characters to reveal their feelings - "I love you. I hate you" - but not who they are and why they have those feelings. And while there are some nice melodies, especially a gentle courting song, "What Say You, Meg?" much of the score consists of thumping declarations and anthems. A lot of effort obviously went into "The Last Ship," with very little reward.

Setting Course to Reclaim the Past - New York Times
But along with its accomplishments, which include a host of vital performances from its ample cast under the direction of Joe Mantello, "The Last Ship" also has its share of nagging flaws. The book, by John Logan ("Red") and Brian Yorkey ("Next to Normal"), and inspired in part by Sting's own upbringing in the northeast England town Wallsend, where the show is set, is unfocused and diffuse. It's hamstrung by a division between a David versus Goliath story - of the little folk fighting against the faceless forces of the global economy - and a romantic love triangle.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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.