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My family over the generations has always been connected to the sea and ships.
Following three years of careful research and writing, the brand new musical by music legend, Sting, is set to premier on Broadway in the Fall of 2014.
The production will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and star Michael Esper (American Idiot) and Rachel Tucker (We Will Rock You).
Similar to Billy Elliot's raw portrayals of human relationships put under pressure by financial strain, The Last Ship depicts the universal story of survival and love in families and close-knit communities through Sting's haunting music.
Stemming of his memories of growing up in coastal England in Newcastle - which also serve as the inspiration for his 1990 album The Soul Cages - The Last Ship tells the story of a struggling Britain shipyard and the workers who help construct these titanic triumphs of man's mechanical and creative genius.
When they shipyard finally closes in the 1980s, the workers are inspired to build their very own ship. When construction on the ship is complete, they set out on a voyage around the world.
The Last Ship will enjoy a pre-Broadway run in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre.
Previews from: 30 September 2014
Opening night: 26 October 2014
Suitable for all ages
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