Watch a Rousing Sneak Peek of Sting's Last Ship Musical in New TV Spot (Video)

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26 Aug 2014

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A new television commercial has been released for the upcoming Broadway musical The Last Ship, featuring a score by 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sting.

Directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Wicked), The Last Ship will begin Broadway previews Sept. 29 prior to an Oct. 26 opening night. Read critics reviews of the musical's pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago here. 

The new musical has a book by Tony winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (If/Then, Next to Normal). Choreography is by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett (Rocky, Once).

The principal cast features Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet.

The Last Ship, according to producers, "is set in the English seaside 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 many years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. This love triangle ignites just as the men and women of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence. And in the end Gideon comes to understand that he had indeed left behind more than he could have ever imagined."

Here's a look at the new commercial that features a glimpse into the world of The Last Ship.

 

Visit Ticketmaster.com. Visit TheLastShipBroadway.com. The Neil Simon Theatre is located at 250 West 52 Street.


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Rachel Tucker and Michael Esper
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