May 04, 2015

Bringing “The Last Ship” Home

On April 24 & 25, Sting performed songs from “The Last Ship” in three sold-out benefit concerts at the Sage Gateshead in Newcastle. On behalf of the Sage’s 10th Birthday Appeal, the shows were also a homecoming of sorts for material that Sting has said was deeply inspired by his hometown of Wallsend. Watch Video

In this video filmed exclusively for Sting.com, he reflects on the community he was raised in and shares the many ways in which the North East and “The Last Ship” are deeply intertwined.


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April 28, 2015

Greenwich's Rob Mathes receives his first Tony Award nomination...

Rob Mathes' music career, a string of one crescendo after another, peaked again Tuesday when the Greenwich native received his first Tony nomination, for Best Orchestration for the Broadway musical "The Last Ship," scored by Sting. Fittingly, the news came to him while he was staying at Sting's London home...

April 28, 2015

Congrats to Sting & Rob Mathes on their Tony Award nominations for The Last Ship…

The Last Ship has been nominated for "Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre" and Rob Mathes has been nominated for "Best Orchestrations". Check out the full list of 2015 nominations at www.broadwayworld.com. The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th on CBS...


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April 27, 2015

Want to win a Sage Gateshead Concerts Program signed by Sting?

If any Sting.com members would like to appear in our Featured Fan Section now is your time to submit your details. Anyone emailing the necessary information to us over the next two weeks for future inclusion in our "Hall of Fame" will be entered in a random draw to win a Sage Gateshead Last Ship concerts Programmes that has been signed by Sting. Only available at the three recent concerts in Gateshead this is a definite collector's item so get your skates on and email Tina with your details and photo!


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April 27, 2015

Sting comes home and The Last Ship sails again...

The Tony nominations will be announced on April 28, but I'm declaring my favourite original score of the 2014/15 season on Broadway early: the gorgeous folk-tinged one created by Sting for The Last Ship reports The Stage's Mark Shenton...


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April 26, 2015

Sting was joined by friends including Jimmy Nail and the Unthank sisters in benefit gigs for the Sage's birthday appeal...

A superb array of musical talent and some great songs ensured that The Last Ship, Sting’s weekend benefit gigs for Sage Gateshead’s 10th birthday appeal, will live long in the memory. We didn’t get to see the full-blown stage musical version of The Last Ship – it closed on Broadway in January – but a story “about exile and a sense of belonging” came to life resoundingly through the music and Sting’s brief narrative interludes...

April 26, 2015

Sting thrills Sage Gateshead with The Last Ship performances...

Rock star Sting made a triumphant homecoming at the weekend for three performances of songs from his musical The Last Ship. Three capacity audiences caught the Wallsend-born superstar take us through the tale of workers at Swan Hunter in Wallsend and their families, inspired by his childhood growing up in the shadows of the huge ships once built there...

April 25, 2015

Sting and Jimmy Nail back on Tyneside...

Geordie singers Sting and Jimmy Nail are back home on Tyneside, performing songs from their musical, The Last Ship. The show marks the tenth anniversary of the Sage Gateshead concert venue. ITV's Ian Payne spoke to the stars about shipbuilding, their show, and why they support the Newcastle United boycott. Watch at http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2015-04-24/sting-and-jimmy-nail-back-on-tyneside/

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