As an artistic achievement, The Last Ship ranks fairly highly among the more ambitious Broadway musicals. This particular effort, which draws from Sting's Soul Cages album, probably isn't going to get the kind of respect it deserves.
I'm still annoyed with Sting, but not because he's trying to do things like this.
As his albums go, the Soul Cages is perhaps his best. It's the least annoying and has actual rock tunes on it, you know, with guitar and things like that. It's the one show of his that I saw that didn't make me wonder why I was there.
They should make this into a movie. That'll work.