Despite a most valiant effort by ex-Policeman Sting, his autobiographical "The Last Ship" has decided to shut its door this month. Faced with an indifferent audience in the cruelest months of the year, the $15 million fledgling could not take off. With its last performance Saturday, Jan. 24, January proved to be the ax that slashed the performance for a final time. Despite the singer-songwriter donning the lead role, according to "Deadline," it just did not prove to be enough. The play, set in a faltering shipyard in Sting's hometown in northeast England, had its moments of jaunty tunes and upbeat jigs, but its dark subject matter did not inspire patrons to spread the word. Sadly, that is probably what claimed the musical in the end. This comes after Sting had reluctantly let his best friend, Jimmy Nail, go since he was unable to adequately draw audiences into the main character, Jackie White. As of now, the play is likely to close at a loss.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform Stewart Copeland's new score for the silent film 'Ben-Hur' during a screening of the film at Orchestra Hall on Tuesday, October 14.
The semi-autobiographical show is set to move to Broadway in the fall.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra just announced more films with live music for their upcoming season, with an emphasis on classic silent films: 'Ben-Hur' (1925), 'Metropolis' (1927) and 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' (1920).
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