“The Last Ship” starring Sting, and directed by Lorne Campbell opens at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center opens January 22, 2020. The revised musical offers a new book by Lorne Campbell, and original book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, with music and lyrics by Sting. Read my review of “The Last Ship” in the LA Weekly.

Jackie Morrison, and Sting, in “The Last Ship” Photo by Matthew Murphy.

This personal, political and passionate musical from the 17-time Grammy Award winner is an epic account of a family, a community and a great act of defiance. When Gideon Fletcher returns home after 17 years at sea, tensions between past and future flare. The local shipyard, which has anchored the community for generations, is in turmoil. Picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie White (played by Sting) and his wife fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.

January 22 at 8 pm – February 16; Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performances. Exceptions: Added 2 p.m. performance on Thursday, February 13. No 6:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, February 16.

Ticket Prices: $35 – $179 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available online at CenterTheatreGroup.org, by calling Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office. Groups: (213) 972-7231. Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf Community: Information and charge, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ACCESS

What: The Last Ship
Where: Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. 90012
When: See above for dates/times through Feb 16, 2020
Website: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/