Even with Sting at the helm, ‘The Last Ship’ still isn’t smooth sailing

December 22, 2014 3:10 AM

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When “The Last Ship” opened on Broadway a few months ago, many people were confused: Wait a minute — where’s Sting?

Though he wrote the score, Sting hasn’t been onstage singing it — until now. But while the box office has picked up since the rock star’s replaced Jimmy Nail as Jackie White, a former shipyard foreman in a gritty English town devastated by unemployment, he doesn’t add very much to the show.

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