(Patrick Healy’s article appeared in The New York Times, 11/24.)

Can Sting save his sinking ship on Broadway?

In one of the boldest gambles in many a theater season, Sting will begin acting in the Broadway musical “The Last Ship” — for which he wrote the music and lyrics — starting Dec. 9 and perform eight shows a week through Jan. 10, in hopes that his devoted fans will help turn around the show’s perilously low ticket sales.

The $15 million musical has been losing $75,000 a week since performances began Sept. 29, enough that the show, which earned mixed reviews, had seemed destined to be a flop — and a black eye, commercially speaking, for Sting.


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