Monday, May 27, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Leads Standing Ovation for Sting Musical “Last Ship” Preview on Broadway


Quite a night, last night, I’m told, at the preview for Sting’s musical The Last Ship” on Broadway. Bruce Springsteen led the standing ovation at the show’s end. He brought equestrian daughter Jessica Springsteen– sporting a new Julius Caesar type hair cut–mixed and mingled with the cast backstage afterwards including stars Michael Esper and Rachel Tucker.  Also backstage and congratulating everyone was Latin star actor and musician Ruben Blades. Ruben has just returned from five years of living in his hometown of Panama City, where he’s been helping the government with the tourist trade. Every night at “The Last Ship” the so called passengers– the audience– is filled with celebs apparently. The show opens on October 26th at the Neil Simon Theater.

photos courtesy of Getty Images and the great Walter McBride

sting, ruben blades, bruce springsteen

Actor Collin Kelley Sordelet gets a selfie with Bruce:

bruce with collin kelly sordelet of the last ship


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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