Story | Oct 16, 2014 | 10:02 AM
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Story | Oct 26, 2014 | 7:07 PMLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sting lives up to his nickname, "the King of Pain," with "The Last Ship." Melancholy tones of sorrow and regret saturate this highly personal and intensely felt musical play, which is set in Wallsend, the industrial town in the north of England where the singer-songwriter grew up. The somber book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey takes place in 2007, the year the historic shipyard closed and the town lost its purpose and identity. The lyrical language of Sting's mournful score gives poetic voice to the distressed shipbuilders, but depicting their story as a heroic allegory is regrettably alienating.
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Story | Jun 26, 2014 | 12:30 PM
"The Last Ship" sets sail in Chicago on its way to a Broadway launch in October, filled with all the hope and heartache and working class nobility of a lush, lovely original score from Sting. The setting of this highly personal show is Sting's own...