Inspired by the childhood experiences of pop superstar Sting (music and lyics), The Last Ship takes place in the English seafaring town Wallsend as residents make a desperate attempt to keep the local shipyard from dying. Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar and Collin Kelly-Sordelet head the cast. Book is by John Logan and Brian Yorkey. Joe Mantello directs the production at the Neil Simon Theatre. Read The Verdict on the show.