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"The Last Ship

First Nighter: Sting in "The Last Ship," Barney Josephson and "Café Society Swing"

David Finkle | Posted 12.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

In his first-rate autobiographical musical The Last Ship, Sting -- also Gordon Sumner, son of a ship builder -- has come full circle, after a fashion.

Rooting for The Last Ship and Applauding MTC

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Two things happened in theater yesterday that had me thinking -- The New York Times reported Sting was going into The Last Ship, which he wrote the score for, and The Country House closed.

On the Culture Front: Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Antica Pesa and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Antica Pesa, which has a sister restaurant in Italy, serves top-notch Roman fare in a muted Williamsburg-cool setting that feels like the culmination of the neighborhood's increasing blend of hip and high-end.

Hollywood Loves Military Movies -- Shouldn't It Love Hiring Vets?

Richard Arthur | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

We owe it to our vets -- and the American people -- to take steps to usher more veterans into the film and television business -- on set, in production offices and in the writer's room.

Sting vs. U2

David Juskow | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
David Juskow

Sting's new Broadway play The Last Ship opened this past Sunday. Sting is the most recent '80s rocker to indulge in the big bright lights of Broadway. The last folks to delve into it were U2 with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.

Cheering for The Last Ship Setting Ashore

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Every year I hear about the death of the new musical. Wholly original shows -- or, hell, just shows with new scores (it's hard to be truly "original" these days) -- get bad reviews and people act like there will never be a new musical again. It's not altogether consistent or logical when this hand-wringing occurs.

Sting's the Last Ship: The Prodigal Son Returns

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At its core, The Last Ship poses a religious quest for redemption: Father Jim (Fred Applegate) hears Gideon's confession of sins of the flesh, drink, and foul talk. But hey, this father has a few foibles of his own.

Broadway Fall Preview: What Ticket Buyers Want to See

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I love the fall theater season. First, fall is my favorite time of the year in the city. Second, the fall theater season is chock full of new offerings, but the pressure to see them right away is less than it is with spring offerings, as the Tony Awards isn't as imminent.

Actor Travis Van Winkle Is Slow and Smooth

Tamar Abrams | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Travis Van Winkle's twin passions of acting and service make for a very contented man. But this man who is willing to sleep in jungles while pouring concrete and who took knife and stick training to portray a Navy SEAL has a surprising ambition.

Actor Chris Sheffield of Michael Bay's The Last Ship Discusses His Audition, Character & Favorite Restaurant

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I was unsure what to expect when interviewing Chris Sheffield, and I must say, I was more than impressed! He's humble, well spoken and truly has a love for his craft.

Apocalypse When? The End of the World in Pop Culture

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I would complain about some trivial disappointment as a child (or even a teen -- and, really, disappointments at that age never feel as trivial as they are), my mother would say, "Well, it's not the end of the world." Fortunately, she didn't live to see contemporary pop culture.

Sting Drops A New Album And Gives Theater A Go

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — There's' an eerie truth to a song on Sting's new album, "The Last Ship." "Dead Man's Boots" tells the story of a father...

Guess Who's Doing A Broadway Musical?!

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" will sail onto a Broadway stage after a stop in Chicago. Producers said Thursd...

Writing The Last Ship

Sting | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Sting

For nearly three years, I've been working on a new musical play called The Last Ship. The inspiration for it really stemmed from my album The Soul Cages that I wrote in 1990, which depicted the landscape of my hometown, Wallsend, in the Northeast of England.

Eric Dane Is Back

Posted 05.07.2013 | TV

TNT has ordered Michael Bay's "The Last Ship" for a 2014 premiere, the network announced Tuesday. The high concept drama, starring "Grey's Anatomy"...

Missy Franklin Is Headed To The Small Screen

Posted 10.17.2012 | TV

Gold medals don't mean you stand a chance against A. According to TV Guide, Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin will guest star on "Pretty Little...

Michael Bay Is Headed To TV

Posted 09.15.2012 | TV

TNT's latest pilot order, an action series called "The Last Ship," comes from blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay, who is executive producing the projec...

Sting Is Writing A Musical

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home

Sting -- as in former Police frontman Sting, not "most famous wrestler of this era" Sting -- is collaborating with the Pulitzer/Tony-winning writer of...