Monday, October 27, 2014

The Last Ship Opens On Broadway

The Last Ship, the new musical with a score by Sting, opened yesterday at the Neil Simon Theatre.  The reviews are in and they are mixed-to-negative.  The score was considered to be strong for a pop star coming to Broadway, and may well get a Tony nomination.  Michael Esper's leading performance and several supporting performances were also well received -- including Fred Applegate, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Aaron Lazar, and Jimmy Nail.  The lighting and set designs were highly spoken of, but the choreography was the big stand-out of the crowd as the most highly praised element of the show.

Not the best of reviews, meaning the show's chances are less than stellar.  They may sell well enough to last through awards season but, unless they pick up some serious recognition, I doubt they will last very long.

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