The Last Ship
Closed 2h 30m
The Last Ship
76

The Last Ship NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(109 Reviews)
Positive
77%
Mixed
13%
Negative
10%
Members say
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting

About the Show

A new musical set in an English seafaring town, featuring songs by Sting and inspired by his own life as a boy.

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65
Cliched, Banal, Poor script/weak lyrics, Great singing, Earnest

See it if you love Sting's music. Rousing songs well-sung. The book is a mess, tho, both the plot and dialogue. Choreog disappoints (all stomping)

Don't see it if you want a sophisticated musical. This needs more attn to the writing. The actors can't pull off the weak material. Still, not a disaster. Read more

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated, Boring

See it if you are a fan of Sting.

Don't see it if you like good music and characters that act in character.

35
Dismal, Disappointing, Bleak, Slow

See it if You like bleak musicals about characters that are not particularly likable who you do not root for.

Don't see it if You are expecting see likable relatable characters you can root for. I just did not care for this story or music. The staging is bleak.

75
Resonant, Banal

See it if like Sting!

Don't see it if You aren't sentimental

80
Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Original, Cliched

See it if You love Sting's music, no matter how it's conveyed.

Don't see it if You are expecting a jukebox musical or a more straightforward, interesting story.

81
Ambitious, Cliched, Underrated, Great acting, Great direction

See it if a straightforward, prodigal-son-comes home story appeals to you.

Don't see it if you want your show to break new ground; this doesn't. But the music, direction, and performances were all standouts. Very worthwhile show.

80
Great music, Slow, Indulgent, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see something original with music by Sting (I also saw him in the show and it really added to the experience).

Don't see it if you're expecting a Sting jukebox musical.

72
Disappointing, Great singing, Epic, Overrated

See it if You want a slightly sad story about a community refusing to modernize, but great cast including Sting

Don't see it if You need to be invested in the story; I couldn't help getting frustrated that this town would spend so many resources on an unwanted ship

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