Sting steers Broadway's 'Last Ship' with pride, charisma

December 22, 2014 3:04 AM

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NEW YORK — Sting has one big rock-star moment in The Last Ship, the stirring new Broadway musical that he has scored, and is now appearing in through Jan. 24. As Jackie White, the foreman of a shipyard in Northern England that's being closed down, he has been sitting in a local pub, sulking, while the local priest proposes that Jackie and his crew make a statement by building just one more vessel.

Sting's Jackie ponders the idea, looking unsure for a moment. Then he rises, straightens and leads the other actors in the first of several reprises of the show's rousing title number. And for a minute or two, Jackie — a role Sting originally crafted for Jimmy Nail, set to resume it after Sting's ru...

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