Rooting for The Last Ship and Applauding MTC

November 24, 2014 9:06 PM

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Two things happened in theater yesterday that had me thinking -- The New York Times reported Sting was going into The Last Ship, which he wrote the score for, and The Country House closed. These two things are totally unrelated, but I'm going to write about both of them together.

I have looked upon the lackluster The Last Ship grosses with sadness. I also shook my head when I read Michael Riedel's November 6 New York Post column essentially saying that, because the show isn't "fun," people aren't going. I went into the show not having liked Sting's Tony Awards performance an...

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