Another rock star writing a Broadway musical? What? U2 wasn't enough? Yes I know Cyndi Lauper scored a big hit with Kinky Boots but she is more of a pop singer than rock 'n' roll. The Last Ship which features music and lyrics by sixteen Grammy Award winner Sting and is based on the singer's childhood is set to begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre tonight on Broadway with opening night scheduled for October 26.
Now while reviews were mixed during it's Chicago run I still expect the show to sell pretty well because well......it's Sting. The true test will be when the reviews come out on October 27. Now for those of you like me who know nothing about the show here is a brief synopsis about The Last Ship from the show's website.
Life in the English seafaring town of Wallsend has always revolved around the local shipyard, where the hardworking men of this close-knit community 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 fourteen 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 fate into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that has defined their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.
Could be interesting? I want to see it. Even if just to hear the music. By the for those of you that are looking to get tickets to see The Last Ship you have come to the right place. We sell them. Well that and every other show both On and Off-Broadway. Get your tickets to see The Last Ship on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.
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