24-HOUR FLASH SALE FROM MIDNIGHT 8/25 TO MIDNIGHT 8/26
Tickets available for $39, $59 and $85
New musical begins previews September 29
Opens October 26
at the Neil Simon Theatre
New musical by Sting, John Logan and Brian Yorkey
Choreography by Steven Hoggett, Directed by Joe Mantello
Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that the box office for the new musical THE LAST SHIP will open on Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street), in conjunction with a special one-time-only 24-hour flash sale from midnight August 25 to midnight August 26. For one day only, seats will be on sale for $39, $59 and $85 in the rear mezzanine, mid-mezzanine or orchestra/front mezzanine, respectively.
Flash sale tickets will be available at the box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or online throughout the 24-hour period atticketmaster.com or thelastship.com using the promotional code OPEN.
Beginning August 25, the Neil Simon box office will be open from 10 am to 6 pm except Sundays. With the start of previews of THE LAST SHIP on September 29, the box office will be open from 10 am to 8 pm except Sundays.
THE LAST SHIP – the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey – will begin previews September 29 on Broadway, prior to opening night on October 26. THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Steven Hoggett. Musical direction, orchestrations and arrangements are by Emmy Award-winning and multi Grammy-nominated producer Rob Mathes.
THE LAST SHIP travels to New York following a pre-Broadway critically acclaimed tryout at The Bank of America Theatre in Chicago.
“A true masterwork. A monumental achievement.”
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“Beautiful. With this heartfelt tribute to the men of the lost shipbuilding industry, Sting proves that his formidable songwriting skills can
translate to the Broadway stage.”
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“The Last Ship wraps its emotional arms around you from the first note and never let’s go. An inventive, emotional and gripping production.”
Roy Leonard, Chicago Now
THE LAST SHIP – which marks Sting’s debut as a Broadway composer – 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.
THE LAST SHIP is inspired by the Wallsend community where Sting was born and raised, and people’s homes were often houses that existed in the shadows of the massive vessels in the shipyards. THE LAST SHIP also reflects real-life incidents, including a history-making ‘work-in’ at a Scottish shipyard in the 70’s, and a recent project in Poland for which a priest commandeered supplies and financial support so a group of laymen could not only have work, but also reclaim their pride and dignity by assembling a ship meant to sail the world.
The principal cast of THE LAST SHIP includes Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet.
THE LAST SHIPensemble includes: Eric Anderson, Ethan Applegate, Craig Bennett, Dawn Cantwell, Jeremy Davis, Bradley Dean, Alyssa DiPalma, Colby Foytik, David Michael Garry, Timothy Gulan, Shawna M. Hamic, Rich Hebert, Leah Hocking, Todd A. Horman, Sarah Hunt, Jamie Jackson, Sean Jenness, Drew McVety, Johnny Newcomb, Matthew Stocke, Cullen Titmus and Jeremy Woodard.
(Rachel Tucker and Jimmy Nail are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.)
THE LAST SHIP has scenic and costume design by Tony nominee David Zinn; lighting design by Christopher Akerlind; and sound design by Brian Ronan.
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Tickets to THE LAST SHIP on Broadway are currently available for purchase through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $55 to $147. To book groups of 15 or more, visit broadway.com/groups or call 1-800-Broadway x2.
For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand.
And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be.
I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.