April 8 - 19

Sting starring in The Last Ship

  • April 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • April 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • April 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • April 18, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • April 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • April 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Broadway Series, Ordway Music Theater

Approximate Run-time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission


The Ordway is committed to the health and safety of our guests, artists, and staff.

Given the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Minnesota Governor Walz has recommended the cancellation of all events with 250 attendees or more. In accordance with this recommendation and for the well-being of the Ordway community, we are postponing all Ordway-presented events through April 19, including The Last Ship.

The Last Ship ticketholders will be notified directly via email regarding your options. For more updates or the latest news, go to https://ordway.org/faqcovid-19/. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our Ticket Office by email at weborders@ordway.org.

“Heartbreaking, uplifting, intimate, and universal.”
— The Stage

Acclaimed musical The Last Ship, featuring original music and lyrics by multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, will be at the Ordway for a limited engagement beginning April 8, 2020 as part of 2019–2020 Broadway at the Ordway.

Sting will star as shipyard foreman Jackie White, and will perform the role at every performance.

Inspired by Sting’s 1991 album The Soul Cages, The Last Ship tells the story of Gideon, a prodigal son returning home after 17 years at sea to find that the local shipyard his town was built around is closing and Meg, the love he left behind, has moved on. Tensions flare and picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie White (Sting) rallies the workers to take over the shipyard and build one last ship in the face of the gathering storm.

A love story, a tale of family and friendship, and a passionate homage to the shipbuilding community Sting grew up in, this “thrilling and stirring musical” (The Guardian) features a Tony-nominated original score by Sting, including some of his best-loved songs, like “Island of Souls,” “All This Time,” and “When We Dance.” Completely reimagined since its Broadway debut in 2014, The Last Ship has thrilled audiences across the UK and in Toronto and been described as “uplifting, intimate, heart-breaking and universal” (The Stage).


Accessible Performances

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Open Captioning

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 7:30PM

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ASL and Audio Description

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 2:00PM

Recommended Music Theater seating locations for ASL-Interpreted performances (subject to availability):

  • Orchestra right, row G, seats 307-310
  • Orchestra right, row H, seats 308-311
  • Orchestra right, row J, seats 309-312


Buyer Beware: Third-Party Sellers

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