Rachel Tucker (former Elphaba – West End) has been cast in the up coming Broadway musical, THE LAST SHIP. A pre-Broadway engagement is scheduled for June 10-July 13 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. The production will begin previews at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre on September 30 and will officially open October 26. Tickets for the Chicago run go on sale February 14.
THE LAST SHIP features music and lyrics by Sting and a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The production will be directed by Joe Mantello and choreographed by Steven Hoggett.
THE LAST SHIP tells the story of a group of shipyard workers who are inspired by a local priest to build their own ship once their own ship yard has been shut down. The workers then decide to set sail on a voyage around the world. The story was inspired by Sting’s own childhood memories growing up in the Newcastle area before he rose to fame as the frontman of the band The Police.