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"A Great time in a
Wonderful Place" SJC
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Now Showing at the
Bank of America Theatre
22 W. Monroe St
" A well crafted drama with excellent performances across the board,
standing ovations on opening night!!"
Suburban Journals of Chicago Inc.
PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LAST SHIP
ANNOUNCES RUSH SEATING
20 SEATS AT $25. AVAILABLE THE MORNING OF EACH PERFORMANCE DAY
Media Gather for the arrival of Sting, it's opening night in Chicago.
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review by Ed Vincent
A world premiere in Chicago for the first Broadway play creation by Sting. The play is a bit existential in its focus. The play would have you believe that a small town with small Church fund would be able to come up with enough funds to construct a large ocean going metal ship, when reality would limit the ship to perhaps a small sail boat. Given the brilliant career and recent hits of Sting I would have loved to see a song or two on the caliber of "Desert Rose" or any other in his vast number of raging hits.
The show has an engaging cast and people that you get to know and care about, and their tale is fraught with tragedy and conquest, love and desertion. The sets in both design and working are fabulous, very creative and well done. The lighting and choreography are top notch, and the characters are all phenomenal.
There is some adult language for families to think about, but many adults will find amusement in the foul tongue of the local priest. The show is here for a limited time before it goes on to New York and the world. We recommend the play as a well done show, and a fun night night on the town.
A Standing Ovation at the Curtain....
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PERFORMANCES BEGIN TUESDAY, JUNE 10
CHICAGO (June 9, 2014) – The producers of the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP will offer special rush tickets for all performances. Ten pairs, 20 tickets, will be available to patrons, on the day-of-show, for $25. These rush tickets will be available at the box office only, on the day of the performance, when the box office opens at 10:00 a.m. except for Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by 17-time Grammy winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey – will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 30 prior to opening night on October 26, according to producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker. THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett.
THE LAST SHIP will travel to New York following a pre-Broadway tryout June 10 to July 13 in Chicago at Bank of America Theatre. Inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences, THE LAST SHIP marks the renowned musician's Broadway debut as a composer.
THE LAST SHIP is set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home 14 years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. As the men of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.
THE LAST SHIP is a portrait of a community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition, they'll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they've ever known.
Performances of THE LAST SHIP will begin at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street) on June 10, 2014 for a five-week-only limited engagement through July 13, 2014.
Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
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