After picking up three nominations for the 2014-2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards, The Last Ship was nominated for four 2015 Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Music, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical and Outstanding Orchestrations.
The Drama Desks, which are given annually in a number of categories, are the only major New York City theater honors for which productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same category.
From the official website:
“The Last Ship is a portrait of a community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition, they’ll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they’ve ever known.”
The musical featured an original score done by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, direction by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once). Waterwell co-founder Tom Ridgely was the associate director.
Read more about the 2015 Drama Desk Award nominations here.