Umm, this is NOT what we were expecting from TLC.
Check out the official statement (below)!
[Image via TLC.]
The Last Ship is ready to stage its last show.
That's right, Sting's musical The Last Ship is setting sail and heading away from Broadway.
Ticket sales were dipping, so Sting himself actually joined the cast, as we previously mentioned.
But even adding Sting to the musical he wrote wasn't enough to drive people to the theaters.
Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker, the show's producers, said:
The Last Ship is a Broadway musical by 16-time Grammy winner Sting!!
What could've been an incredible show by an amazing artist turned out to be pretty underwhelming — we even reviewed the entire thing HERE if you'd like our in-depth analysis.
The play is pretty bleak and it takes a stab at being something great, but it just sadly falls short.
So we're not surprised by this move: Sting is joining the cast!!
The best way to describe the show is… like Billy Elliot without any gayness or without the heart and dazzle that show has.
And as we could tell by the opening night audience, there's only so much heaviness people want and can take!
The main problem with the show is the book, by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, and the decision to make the socio-political story the main one, while the more compelling love story and the father/son story played second fiddle.
If people were more invested in the characters and more attention paid to them and less to the more global "economic drama" in the show, The Last Ship would have been far more compelling!
The female lead, played by Rachel Tucker, is SEN-SA-TIONAL! She's almost too good! She makes her male counterpart pale in comparison.
Choreographer Steven Hoggett did a super job of injecting the show with some much needed joie de vivre, but those moments were few and far between.
We appreciate all that The Last Ship attempted to do. We just wish it would have done it all more effectively!
Are you sick of the same old ringtones? Not when Sting sings them!
Jimmy Fallon convinced The Police's famed frontman to do his own versions of the cell phone jingles we hear every day- and they're SO much better!
PLUS, one lucky audience member actually gets Sting to record his outgoing voicemail! What will he sing??
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to hear all of the great new Stingtones!
When The Police frontman took the stage at the Tony Awards, he really got into a sexy rockstar groove!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see Sting perform the title song from his autobiographical show The Last Ship!
How can one man be so talented?!
Robert Downey Jr. can clearly act his ASS off, but we never knew he could sing like this!
New video surfaced over the weekend of the Iron Man star outshining Sting up on stage back in 2011!
No, seriously. RDJ > Sting!!!
Sorry, Sting. #nodisrespect
But it’s true!
The two duetted at the rock star’s 60th birthday bash. But it was Rob who stole the show while belting out The Police's classic tune Driven To Tears!
ZOMG. This vid was WELL worth the wait!
Press PLAY (above) to watch Robert Downey Jr. just totally kill it, live in concert!