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  • Broadway Review: Sting's 'The Last Ship'

    LOS 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.
  • Broadway's Musical 'Newsies,' From Flop To Hit, Plays The Palace

    Broadway's Musical  'Newsies,' From Flop To Hit, Plays The Palace
    "It's been an emotional ride," says Christopher Gattelli who still gets moved when he talks about young people's responses to the Broadway musical "Newsies." Gattelli, who won a Tony Award for his choreography in the 2012 show, speaks of crowds of young...

    Will Irving Berlin's 'Holiday Inn' Be A Hit Musical For Goodspeed?

    Will Irving Berlin's 'Holiday Inn' Be A Hit Musical For Goodspeed?
    What makes a popular film a great musical? For every successful "The Lion King," "Billy Elliot" and "A Little Night Music" there's a less memorable "Ghost," "Saturday Night Fever" and "Urban Cowboy." "For me, it's never about the box office success of...

    REVIEW: 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

    REVIEW: 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'
    NEW YORK — As inciting incidents go, the unsettling event as lights rise on "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is a doozy. A dog named Wellington lies dead in the garden of its provincial English owner, stabbed by a huge garden...

    Chicago Theater Review: Sting's 'The Last Ship'

    "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...