By Adam Hetrick
13 May 2014
The Last Ship, directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello with choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett, will begin previews Sept. 29 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre towards an Oct. 26 Broadway opening.
A pre-Broadway engagement is scheduled for June 10-July 13 in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public June 9 via Ticketmaster.com. Prior to that, Sting.com fan club members will have first access to tickets May 16-June 8. American Express card members will have an exclusive pre-sale May 18-June 1, while AudienceRewards.com will also offer a pre-sale beginning June 2.
The Last Ship, according to producers, "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 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 14 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 production will also feature set and costume design by Tony nominee David Zinn, lighting design by Tony winner Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Tony winner Brian Ronan. Casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.