The Last Ship’ and ‘On the Town’ Setting sail on Broadway~article from

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Published on: Nov 12, 2014

Two new nautical-themed musicals set sail on Broadway last month, navigating its rough waters with skill and a sense of adventure. Gusto and grace: "The Last Ship" (Photo of the Chicago production by Joan Marcus) Sting, the internationally acclaimed rock star/composer/musician, has dreamed of sailing these seas for years. His new musical, The Last Ship,is the fruit of this dream — one that has deep personal resonance for him, since it takes place in a working-class, shipbuilding town like the one he grew up in on the northeast coast of England. The story is based on the classical homecoming story pattern, with a nautical twist and a tug at the heartstrings. Read more...