The Last Ship Tickets, Show Summary, Photos, Noteworthy Dates, Show Description
Show Summary The Last Ship is directed by Joe Mantello, known for his work on Wicked. It has a book by John Logan (Broadway’s Red) and Brian Yorkey (Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal), along with a score by singer-songwriter Sting. The Last Ship is a brand new musical that premiered in Chicago this summer on its way to a Broadway fall premiere. It takes place in Sting’s hometown of Wallsend in Newcastle, England, and tells the story of the working class shipyard community who have built ships for generations until the industry winds to a halt. The show is a love story set against the backdrop of the effort to build one last ship, laced together with a beautiful, lilting score by Sting.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 09/29/14
Show Opens: 10/26//14
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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What Is THE LAST SHIP Like?
This is a large-scale musical that tells a grandiose story of ambition with a love story at its heart. The story centers on Gideon, a young man who had left behind the love of his life, as well as his father and the shipping industry in his hometown in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, in order to forge his own path in the world. Fifteen years later, he returns following his father’s death, and rekindles with his old flame, who now has a fifteen year-old son. The musical is rife with gorgeous songs, some of which hark back to The Threepenny Opera, which Sting starred in on Broadway in 1989. Sting has described The Last Ship as an ode to his own life and the creative block that he has suffered over the last few years
Is THE LAST SHIP Good for Kids?
Children will enjoy this elaborate musical with a stirring love story, set in the fascinating world of Newcastle, England set to the music by Sting.
“A true masterwork. A monumental achievement.”Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“Beautiful. With this heartfelt tribute to the men of the lost shipbuilding industry, Sting proves that his formidable songwriting skills can
translate to the Broadway stage.” Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“Inspiring. Deeply moving – absolutely superb. The Last Ship is truly a must-see.” Bill Zwecker, FOX TV
“Sting takes us on a spectacular voyage of music, humor and passion.” Janet Davies, ABC 7 Chicago
“The Last Ship wraps its emotional arms around you from the first note and never let’s go. An inventive, emotional and gripping production.” Roy Leonard, Chicago Now
Sally Ann Triplett
The Last Ship is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission.
Sting (Music & Lyrics)
John Logan & Brian Yorkey (Book)
Staff and Creative Team:
General Manager: Andrew Jones at Baseline Theatricals Company Manager: Nick Lugo at Baseline Theatricals
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Production Stage Manager:
J Philip Basset
Musical - New York Premier
Joe Mantello (Director)
Steven Hoggett (Choreographer)
David Zinn (Costume/Scenic Designer)
Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Designer)
Brian Ronan (Sound Designer)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garage for the Neil Simon Theatre is located at:
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888 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Zenith Parking Garage
301 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.