Sting revisits roots in buoyant, moving 'Last Ship'

October 27, 2014 1:01 PM

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NEW YORK — The lesson of The Last Ship (***½ out of four), the poignant, exuberant new musical that opened Sunday at the Neil Simon Theatre, is that you can go home again. And again.

Sting, the show's composer and lyricist, released an album in 1991, The Soul Cages, inspired by his youth in Wallsend, a shipbuilding town in northeast England, and his complicated relationship with his father, who had recently died. Ship is set in Wallsend, and its protagonist, Gideon Fletcher — no...

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