September 23, 2013

An Evening With Sting - The Last Ship - Live at The Public Theater...

Sting's new album, The Last Ship, will be available in the US tomorrow and to celebrate the album's release, Sting will begin a limited 10-night concert series this Wednesday to benefit The Public Theater in New York City. Running through October 9 in the intimate Anspacher Theater, these performances will offer insight into the creative process of both the new album and his forthcoming play of the same name, which will debut in Chicago in June 2014, prior to its premiere on Broadway in the fall of 2014. A limited number of benefit tickets are still available at www.publictheater.org/content/view/296 and for a complete list of show dates, please visit sting.com/tour/index/...

September 22, 2013

The Last Ship - Featuring an Original Score by 16-Time Grammy Award® Winner STING - WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY Fall 2014 PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE AT CHICAGO'S BANK OF AMERICA THEATRE Jun 10-Jul 13, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announced today that THE LAST SHIP, with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting, will open on Broadway in the fall of 2014, following a pre-Broadway World Premiere from Tuesday, June 10 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre. An epic yet intimate tale inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) and choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award® Nominee Steven Hoggett (Once)...


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September 20, 2013

Live from the Back To Bass Tour – The Last Ship!

Check out the latest Virtual Ticket video, filmed along the Back to Bass tour this summer, in which Sting and the band discuss his new album, The Last Ship, out next week, and reflect on the recording process and life on the road.

September 20, 2013

Sting talks to The Journal about his new album and stage show...

Sting's new album and first stage musical turned his thoughts to Wallsend. David Whetstone caught up with him in New York. It seemed a long way to have come to meet a lad from Wallsend and I'm not just talking air miles. Peering down on Manhattan's road grid from a high-rise hotel room and listening to the sirens, Tyneside could have been light years away. But it is a small insight into the fabulously successful career of Sting that people can be whizzed from all corners to assist with his projects. I was here for my passing knowledge of the North East and because words like "hadaway" don't make me go "Eh?" I was here to ask questions about The Last Ship. This is Sting's current major enterprise which is due to hit the shops as a new album on Monday and Broadway next year as a musical play...


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September 20, 2013

Dad wanted me to go to sea... he didn't mean musician on P&O...

It's the early Sixties and to a small boy born Gordon Sumner the giant ship at the end of Gerald Street, Wallsend, looms frighteningly large. The vessel is about five times as high as his home in the row of back-to-back terraced houses stretching down to the northern bank of the Tyne. But the boy, like the rest of his proud community, is dressed in his Sunday best the day the Queen Mother sweeps by in her black Rolls-Royce, flanked by outriders, to launch this huge testament to the hard graft of the Swan Hunter shipyard. "I was standing with my mum holding a Union Jack," he remembers today. "And the Queen Mother waved at me! I felt chosen." That boy grew up to be Sting, the singing superstar who came to recognition in the late Seventies with The Police and journeyed far from home to become An Englishman In New York...

September 17, 2013

The Last Ship: Sting.com reports from Abbey Road… part 3

When we visited Abbey Road in January, Sting confirmed that he had written around thirty songs for The Last Ship project and was still writing. One of these new songs, entitled Ballad Of The Great Eastern, was being worked on at the Abbey Road sessions. The story is of Brunel’s flagship (which many considered to be cursed) and of two men lost during the building of the ship never to be seen again until the discovery of their bodies in a sealed compartment years later...

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