The Last Ship on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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The Last Ship Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • The Last Ship is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: September 29, 2014
  • Show Opened : October 26, 2014
  • Show Closed: January 24, 2015

The Last Ship 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.

What's 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.

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.

The Last Ship on Broadway Background

The Last Ship is a brand new musical that premiered in Chicago this summer on its way to a Broadway fall premiere. 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.

This musical 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.

Theatre Information

Neil Simon Theatre

250 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,428
Entrance: 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Theatre Information

Neil Simon Theatre Seating Chart

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The Last Ship Marquee

Cast Members

Fred Applegate
Michael Esper
Collin Kelly-Sordelet
Aaron Lazar
Jimmy Nail
Sally Ann Triplett
Rachel Tucket


Jeffrey Seller

Kathryn Schenker

Production Credits

Joe Mantello
Steven Hoggett
Costume + Scenic Designer
David Zinn
Lighting Designer
Christopher Akerlind
Sound Designer
Brian Ronan
Production Stage Manager
J Philip Basset
Music + Lyrics
John Logan + Brian Yorkey

Creative Team

General Manager
Andrew Jones at Baseline Theatricals
Company Manager
Nick Lugo at Baseline Theatricals
Casting Director
Craig Burns at Telsey + Company
Advertising Representative
Press Agent
Sam Rudy Media Relations