April 23, 2015

Sting recalls growing up in Wallsend ahead of Sage Gateshead shows...

Sting performs The Last Ship at Sage Gateshead this weekend and reminisces about his childhood in the shadows of Swan Hunter shipyard. The singer has arrived home on Tyneside to this weekend perform songs from The Last Ship to benefit the Sage Gateshead’s 10th Birthday Appeal...

February 09, 2015

Sting: "The Last Ship" - Third and Final Concert Added at the Sage Gateshead in Newcastle...

Due to phenomenal public demand, an additional performance by Sting will take place Saturday, April 25 at 2PM to benefit the Sage Gateshead's 10th Birthday Appeal. Sting.com Fan Club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public beginning Wednesday, February 11 at 10AM (local). Sage Supporters will be able to purchase tickets in advance on Thursday February 12 from 10AM via Sage Gateshead's Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, February 13 from 10AM at www.sagegateshead.com and also at Sage Gateshead's Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Benefit ticket prices range cost £49.50, £75 and £85. Special VIP packages are also available...

January 06, 2015

THE LAST SHIP to play its final performance on Broadway Saturday, January 24...

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m., it has been announced by the musical's producers. Named "Best Musical of 2014" by USA Today, THE LAST SHIP began previews on Broadway on September 29 prior to its official opening on October 26, 2014. When the show concludes its 4-month engagement, it will have played 29 preview performances on Broadway and 105 regular performances at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) THE LAST SHIP's music will live on with the Original Broadway Cast Recording, which was recently released on Universal Music Classics and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart last week...

December 24, 2014

Sting recently stopped by the Wall Street Journal for an exclusive interview and performance...

Sting and The Last Ship co-star Rachel Tucker recently stopped by the Wall Street Journal for an exclusive interview and performance. You can watch the full interview at http://www.wsj.com/video/ and performances of The Last Ship and August Winds...


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December 22, 2014

BBC: "Sting 'electrifying' in own Broadway musical..."

Singer Sting is "a huge presence" in the Broadway musical he wrote and now appears in, according to one review. The ex-Police frontman is "electrifying in his two big solos" and has had a "galvanising impact" on the cast of The Last Ship, Variety's critic wrote. "Sting seems very much in his element," said USA Today's reviewer, praising the "blazing charisma" he gives his role. The 63-year-old is playing shipyard foreman Jackie White in his self-penned musical until 24 January. Previously lacklustre ticket sales have seen a boost since the singer confirmed he was joining the show for a limited period. According to the New York Times, "weekly takings have gone up by a couple hundred thousand dollars" since his first performance on 9 December. Despite this, its reviewer continued, "Sting's presence doesn't alter the chemistry of the show in any significant way"...

December 18, 2014

Sting and Company of the The Last Ship to Sign Cast Recording This Weekend...

A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event will take place this Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m. following the matinee performance of The Last Ship when patrons are invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they sign copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in The Last Ship (for which he also composed the score), will be joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet...

December 18, 2014

Sting interviewed by 6-Year-Old Theatre critic...

Sting's musical The Last Ship hit Broadway this fall, so it's no surprise the rocker-turned-composer sat down for an interview with one of the hottest theater critics around – a kindergartner from Arlington, Virginia named Iain Armitage. Armitage began reviewing plays at the age of six, after his mother took him to see Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan perform in Waiting for Godot. Some 6-year-olds might consider sitting through a two-hour play a punishment, but Iain was mesmerized. He loved the show so much his mother encouraged him to post his thoughts to YouTube – and his videos have been going viral ever since...

December 18, 2014

USA Today's Year in review: The best of Broadway in 2014...

While 2014 saw the loss of two of Broadway's most duly cherished veterans in director Mike Nichols and performer Elaine Stritch, there were plenty of high points as well, with some stars emerging and others rising further. We take a quick look back at the year in Broadway. With his first score for musical theater, Sting reaffirmed his melodic and storytelling gifts. He also chose collaborators wisely, with veteran director Joe Mantello and librettists John Logan and Brian Yorkey helping to craft a show that moves and, in the end, surprises us...

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