While it may not have had a long run at Broadway's Neil Simon, Sting's 'The Last Ship' has received a well-deserved D.P. from Tony--for Best Original Score and for Best Orchestration, that is. Named Best Musical of 2014 by 'USA Today,' alas, Gordy's tale of ship-building woe-cum-triumph fell victim to a bad Broadway season, or at least the months where most musicals struggle to stay afloat. Too bad, so sad, shoulda called Robert Wyatt, maybe?
Casting has not been announced; Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn starred in the Off-Broadway production.
Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the books of both shows, will still be represented on Broadway by 'Kinky Boots.'
But Off- or Off-Off Broadway shows were shut out in the Play and Musical categories.
The Tony winner, cabaret singer and TV villain will host the 2014 Drama Desk Awards on June 1.