A Different Kind of Musical - reports OUT magazine...
September 09, 2014 

The new Sting production, The Last Ship, is a reflection on the singer's past and a study of working-class woes. There's nothing campier than the collapse of a British industrial town. Or at least that's what a handful of recent Broadway shows would have us believe. In the past decade, we’ve seen musicals about unemployed blokes who are saved from despair by drag queens (Kinky Boots) and male stripping (The Full Monty), and even Billy Elliot took a break from the hero's tender ballet dreams to stage a zany puppet show about Margaret Thatcher. It all makes losing your job seem kind of fabulous. But Sting might disagree. This fall the singer pays tribute to his own working-class roots with The Last Ship, a Broadway production inspired by the demise of the shipbuilding trade in his hometown of Wallsend near Newcastle. Though it's filled with feeling (and plenty of comic relief), the show won'’t be shooting glitter - literally or metaphorically - over its audience...

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