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Jul 2, 2014 >> We go backstage with Rachel Tucker of The Last Ship [VIDEO]

It’s G&F’s Summer Culture Issue—and we’re going crazy for all things musical theatre. While we love the classics—our latest fashion editorial was a tribute to the jazz legend Bob Fosse!—we’ve got our eyes on the horizon as well. And pulling in at full steam is The Last Ship. With music by Sting, the brand new musical previewing in Chicago before its Broadway debut is a story of an English seafaring town on a quest to preserve their daily grind: the shipyard.

 We go backstage of the new project to talk with one of the show’s stars, Rachel Tucker. Hailing from Belfast, Ireland, this stunning talent made a name for herself early on in her career on a BBC talent show-themed TV series. From there, she graced the West End stages in London and, after the Chicago engagement, she’s just moments away from making her Broadway debut in the role of Meg in the critically acclaimed new work.

Rachel invites us into her dressing room at the Bank of America theater to talk about her family band, pre-show routine and calling Chicago home for the last two months.

The Last Ship runs through July 13. Get tickets at