May 29, 2014

Sting's New Musical The Last Ship Anchors in Chicago Prior to Broadway Bow...

The Last Ship, 16-time Grammy winner Sting's first foray into theater, is no jukebox musical. The project, billed as "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," is an original construct, composed specifically for the stage, with narrative strings tied to the acclaimed singer's childhood - and like many world premieres before it, will debut in Chicago prior to setting sail for New York. Directed by Joe Mantello with a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, The Last Ship will play a 4-week tryout at the Bank of America Theatre, beginning June 10 and continuing through July 13. With tech now underway, the cast and creative team gathered at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on May 27 as the musical, an intimate behemoth steeped in English tones and prickling music, rises from the tide with Broadway in its sights...

May 29, 2014

Sting To Perform At The 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8!

The Tony Awards have announced the line-up of performances for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. The 2014 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Sting will perform a song from his upcoming musical, The Last Ship. The entertainment packed evening will also feature performances by 2014 Tony Nominee Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch; 2014 Tony nominee Sutton Foster with the cast of Violet; Alan Cumming reprising his Tony Award winning role in a performance from the revival of Cabaret and 2014 Tony Nominee Idina Menzel performing from the new musical If/Then...

May 13, 2014

The Last Ship on Broadway – Sting.com Pre-sale Begins Friday!

We are pleased to announce that beginning Friday, May 16 at 10AM/EST, Sting.com fan club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets to "The Last Ship" on Broadway in advance of the general public. Please login as a member to retrieve the access code for this exclusive presale, which ends Sunday, June 8 at 11:59PM/EST.

April 25, 2014

BBC Four screen "Sting: When The Last Ship Sails" on April 27...

Tune into BBC Four tomorrow, April 27 at 10PM for "Sting: When The Last Ship Sails." An evening of music and storytelling filmed at The Public Theater in NYC, the special features Sting performing songs from his latest album, The Last Ship, and Broadway-bound musical of the same name joined by a 14-piece band, many of whose members also hail from the North East, including actor/singer Jimmy Nail, who plays a lead role in the upcoming stage production...

March 19, 2014

Sting tells TED audience of the only way he could overcome writer's block...

Sting is a prolific songwriter, author of a decades-long career first with the Police and then on his own, filled with pop-chart toppers, platinum records and music industry trophies to show for it. Then came the drought. Sting explained at the TED Conference in Vancouver how he fought his way back to his art after a prolonged period of creative darkness, when the songs stopped coming. Hint: it took him back to his hometown, and ends where the neon lights are bright. Gordon Sumner grew up in the shadow of a shipyard in Newcastle, England. Every morning he watched thousands of men dragging themselves down the hill to work, and back up again at the end of the day...

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