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First Nighter: Sting's 'The Last Ship' in Full Sail

The production, at the Neil Simon, with score by Sting, libretto by Tony winners John Logan and Brian Yorkey, direction by Tony winner Joe Mantello and choreography by Steven Hoggett, has just about everything musical advocates crave. It also boasts just about everything longtime Sting partisans would hope he'd bring to a Broadway stage.

Just to get even more enthusiastic: The Last Ship has huge heaps of something the Great White Way has been missing for far too long when characters sing: emotion that penetrates far more than several fathoms deep. Perhaps that's only appropriate for a work about ocean-going ships. --David Finkle: Huffingtonpost.com

Sting brings it. (4 out of 5 Stars)
The pop god delivers his A-game in The Last Ship, a new musical about coming home and letting go that overflows with heart. Not bad for a Broadway debut as a composer. --Daily News

The lesson of The Last Ship (***½ out of four) , the poignant, exuberant new musical that opened Sunday at the Neil Simon Theatre, is that you can go home again. And again. --USA Today

photo credit: Joan Marcus --Universal Music Classics

The lesson of The Last Ship (***½ out of four) , the poignant, exuberant new musical that opened Sunday at the Neil Simon Theatre, is that you can go home again. And again. --USA Today

photo credit: Joan Marcus --Universal Music Classics

The lesson of The Last Ship (***½ out of four) , the poignant, exuberant new musical that opened Sunday at the Neil Simon Theatre, is that you can go home again. And again. --USA Today



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