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Jan 15, 2020

“The Last Ship” Starring Sting Begins at The Ahmanson

Sting is starring in a limited run of The Last Ship at The Ahmanson theater in downtown LA.

Sting and the cast in the Toronto production of “The Last Ship.” With a new book and direction by Lorne Campbell (original book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey) and music and lyrics by Sting, “The Last Ship” will be presented by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre January 14 through February 16, 2020. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Performances for Sting’s acclaimed musical, The Last Ship, will begin on January 14, 2020. The limited five-week engagement will play through February 16, 2020 at the Ahmanson Theatre. The opening is set for Wednesday, January 22 at 8 p.m.

Seventeen-time Grammy Award winner Sting stars as shipyard foreman, ‘Jackie White,’ and will perform the role at every performance. He is joined by Frances McNamee as ‘Meg,’ Jackie Morrison as ‘Peggy White’ and Oliver Savile as ‘Gideon Fletcher.’ Inspired by Sting’s 1991 album, “The Soul Cages,” The Last Ship tells the story of Gideon, a prodigal son returning home after 17 years at sea to find that the local shipyard his town was built around is closing and Meg, the love he left behind, has moved on. Tensions flare and picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie White (Sting) rallies the workers to take over the shipyard and build one last ship in the face of the gathering storm.

Tickets for The Last Ship are currently on sale for the premiere Los Angeles engagement at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. To purchase tickets, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org, call Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or visit the Center Theatre Group Box Office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012). Ticket prices start at $35.