Rock star Sting buoys 'The Last Ship' with Broadway role

December 22, 2014 4:40 PM

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Rock star Sting buoys 'The Last Ship' with Broadway role

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grammy-winning rock star Sting has boosted ticket sales of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" and won praise for his performance as a foreman in the show based on his childhood in a shipbuilding town in northeast England.

"The Last Ship," the first Broadway musical written by Sting, opened on Oct. 26 to mixed reviews, winning praise for his rousing score but losing points for its confused, tangled story.

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