The Last Shipis the first musical of the new Broadway season we have seen and it is ambitious and it's from Sting and, unfortunately, it's very disappointing.
The best way to describe the show is… like Billy Elliot without any gayness or without the heart and dazzle that show has.
The Last Shipis bleak, and though there are some moments of levity, the darkness far outweighs the light.
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 Shipwould 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 Shipattempted to do. We just wish it would have done it all more effectively!
He reportedly was busted for minor in possession of alcohol in 2001 (when he was 19-20 years old), for unlawful use of a license in 2002, and seven times for speeding between 2000-2012. He was even charged with leaving the scene of an accident once before in 2002, but that was later amended.
But those violations pale in comparison to the bust that could damn him to a murder charge. As we previously reported, he's already been busted for a DUI (though it was called an OWI in Iowa) back in 2005. He got 60 days in jail, a year probation, and a fine of $500.
Doesn't seem like much of a penalty to us. But it could change everything for him now. Legal expert Troy Slaten explained to E! News why: