With music and lyrics by Sting, The Last Ship is a musical inspired by Sting's own childhood. It follows a young man named Gideon who finds himself immersed in the shipbuilding industry, but is desperate for a different future. He leaves everything he loves behind to pursue his passion, but must return 15 years later when the shipyard is in danger. Get Broadway's The Last Ship tickets below!
Directed by Joe Mantello (Wicked) and with a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkley, this musical is not composed by Sting, but its contents are also based on his childhood. As the first musical by Sting, The Last Ship will feature new music, which was turned into a studio album released in September 2013.
Gideon Fletcher is faced with a life working in a local shipyard. Despite being surrounded by hardworking men and living in a close-knit community, Gideon feels trapped. This isn't the life for him... so he goes. After years of traveling the world, he's drawn back home when he hears that the local shipyard where he worked is in trouble. Upon his return, Gideon realizes just how much he left behind — including his childhood sweetheart. Find out what happens to Gideon with The Last Ship tickets!