NEW YORK (dpa) – The Last Ship, Sting’s debut musical on Broadway, will sail no more, closing at the end of January due to low ticket sales after a three-month run, according to an announcement Tuesday on the show’s Twitter page.
The musical about the lives of British shipbuilders, which was inspired by Sting’s childhood, opened to mixed reviews, and ticket sales never took off, despite Sting taking the stage in early December to play a supporting role, giving the show more star power.
In an email, producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathrin Schenker told the cast that the show would close January 24, according to The New York Times.
“We have been bewildered and saddened by our inability to sustain an audience for this musical that we deeply love,” they wrote. “There are no easy explanations.”