October 16, 2014

Sting and the cast of ''The Last Ship'' are booked onto the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for October 16th...

Sting and the cast of ''The Last Ship'' are booked onto the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for October 16th.

A few people I know had the same idea last and hied themselves over to the Neil Simon Theater on West 52nd St. to see a preview of Sting and Joe Mantello's ''The Last Ship.'' The show, which got raves in Chicago over the summer, started performances last week with a circle around October 26th for its big opening. So funny to spot the other skulkers who came to see whether rumors of the show's seaworthiness were true. They are indeed. ''The Last Ship'' is even in much better shape than when I saw it in Chicago. Writer John Logan (whom I spotted darting about with a clipboard) has significantly changed the show’s opening, beefed up the back story and entry of the main character, Gideon, sung by the stunning Michael Esper...

October 15, 2014

The New York Times: From Newcastle to Broadway - Sting and Jimmy Nail on the Musical 'The Last Ship'...

Jimmy Nail was having an out-of-body moment. His lanky frame was folded in an armchair in the low-ceilinged basement lounge of the Neil Simon Theater for an interview, but his tired eyes suddenly searched the room's four corners, as if he were trying to see beyond its walls: back to Newcastle-on-Tyne, back to the shipyards where he and the men of his family once toiled. "I worked on big turbines that propelled the supertankers," said Mr. Nail, the son of a shipyard foreman who plays one in the new musical "The Last Ship," which has songs by another Newcastle native with a sharp-edged moniker, Sting. "You had a turbine shed that might have been four times the length of this room, and in the middle of it was a turbine, and men were crawling all over it like ants, welding it and polishing it."

October 15, 2014

Sting Rocks the Stage on "Inside The Actors Studio" Airing October 23 at 8PM ET/PT...

Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning ''Inside the Actors Studio,'' hosted by James Lipton, welcomes world-renowned musician, actor, author and composer Sting to the stage on Thursday, October 23rd at 8pm ET/PT. Lipton sits down with the singer-songwriter to discuss everything from his time with The Police to his forthcoming Broadway musical ''The Last Ship,'' which opens on October 26 at the Neil Simon Theatre. ''In the twenty-one years of Inside the Actors Studio, there has never been an episode like Sting's,'' says Lipton. ''Performing numerous songs and revealing himself with unprecedented candor, irresistible charm and undisguised emotion, he has brought us a Sting that his legion of followers has never seen before. On the eve of the opening of ''The Last Ship,'' the magic begins on our stage.''


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October 14, 2014

The Last Ship TimesTalk With Sting and Joe Mantello Will Be Live-Streamed...

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sting and director Joe Mantello will be part of an Oct. 20 TimesTalk to discuss the new Broadway musical The Last Ship, which opens on Broadway Oct. 26 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Directed by Tony winner Mantello (Casa Valentina, Wicked), The Last Ship arrived on Broadway in September following a Chicago world-premiere engagement earlier this summer. New York Times chief pop music critic Jon Pareles will lead the sold-out 6:30 PM discussion between the two collaborators, which will also be live streamed at TimesTalks.com...

October 14, 2014

Sting and Cast of THE LAST SHIP Record for Broadway's CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOL. 16...

16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting will be featured on the annual holiday music CD, Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 16. Singing with the cast of "The Last Ship," ­­­­and playing acoustic guitar accompanied by a full band, Sting has created an original version of "Soul Cake." The new musical "The Last Ship" features an original score and lyrics by Sting and marks his debut as a Broadway composer. "The Last Ship" is inspired by the English seaside town of Wallsend where Sting was born and raised, and where life revolved around the local shipyard. Stars, casts and musicians from the current Broadway line-up are completing recording now for the 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16. Singing traditional and original songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations...

October 10, 2014

THE LAST SHIP's Sting and Michael Esper Answer Questions Live on Twitter & Weev - Wednesday, October 15 5pm-6pm...

Get an inside look at the development process of Broadway's new musical THE LAST SHIP with a LIVE Social Media Q&A featuring star Michael Esper and composer Sting. On Wednesday, October 15 from 5pm EST to 6pm EST, join Sting and Michael Esper LIVE from The Neil Simon Theater as they answer questions from the show's Twitter (@LastShipMusical) and on Weev, a new video social app from Stephen Moyer (HBO’s "True Blood," NBC’s "The Sound of Music Live"). To ask a question, simply follow THE LAST SHIP on Twitter (@LastShipMusical), or download Weev (Click here to download) and search for The Last Ship between 5pm EST and 6pm EST using the hashtag #AskLastShip...

October 03, 2014

Check out a new interview with Sting on NPR's TED Radio Hour!

NPR’s TED Radio Hour featured Sting in their show about the mystery of creativity. Sting opens up about dealing with a bout of writer’s block that stretched on for nearly a decade, and how he found inspiration by channeling the stories of the shipyard workers he knew from his childhood. Listen to the interview at www.npr.org/...

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