Saturday, May 25, 2024

Sting Makes “Last Ship” Musical Pop– Box Office Crosses $800K for First Time


Adding Sting to his own show has done the trick. “The Last Ship” cleared $817K last week, its highest weekly box office number so far. The weekly take is up by around $300,000 and growing. The numbers should only increase through the holidays.

Sting recently announced he was extending his stay in the show through almost the last week of January. This is pretty wild since he hits the road with Paul Simon on January 30th in Auckland, New Zealand.

Meantime, tomorrow the “Last Ship” cast CD lands, with all new recordings of the show’s songs sung by the cast, as well as a bonus track of Sting performing “What Say You Meg?” Even if you have the CD Sting originally issued, the show score is different and must-have. The singers in “The Last Ship”– like Aaron Lazar, Rachel Tucker, and Michael Esper– are just phenomenal.

Roger Friedman
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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