September 06, 2014

Sting article/interview in Arrive magazine...

The Last Ship - Sting's Broadway Musical tells the story of love, loss and everlasting reckoning - In a bright, airy rehearsal studio, eight floors above 42nd Street, a man at work chews on a fingertip and furrows his exceedingly familiar brow. As a cast of rugged men and women, looking as likely to populate a pub in the north of England as a Broadway stage, sways on stools and uncoils rounds of rope, belting out a rousing shanty, the familiar brow darkens, a foot taps anxiously to the beat, arms wrapping tight around a slim torso like a self-enforces straitjacket. Sting is tense...

September 03, 2014

"The Last Ship: Live At The Public Theater" - DVD To Be Released September 23!

Cherrytree/Interscope A&M Records is pleased to announce the worldwide release of ''The Last Ship - Live At The Public Theater'' DVD on September 23. Featuring songs from Sting's latest album and forthcoming Broadway musical of the same name, the DVD captures Sting in an intimate evening of music and storytelling filmed on his birthday, during a run of 10 benefit concerts performed at The Public Theater in New York City. The DVD will be available for Amazon.com pre-order beginning today at www.amazon.com/dp/B00MOG5EXQ, and both the DVD and streaming video will be available from Amazon.com on September 23...

August 27, 2014

Sting Brings "The Last Ship" Home to the North East of England...

To benefit the Sage Gateshead 10th Birthday Appeal, Sting will perform songs from "The Last Ship," his latest album and new Broadway musical of the same name, on 24th and 25th April 2015. These will be the only UK performances of their kind and are both kindly supported by Cunard. Additional support comes from Shepherd Offshore and Port of Tyne. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday 1st September from 10am at www.sagegateshead.com, and also at Sage Gateshead's box office on 0191 443 4661. Sting.com fan club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public beginning tomorrow, 28th August at 10am (local time)...


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August 21, 2014

The Last Ship: 24-Hour Flash Sale Begins Monday at Midnight!

The box office for new musical The Last Ship will open on Monday, August 25 at 10AM/EST at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street), in conjunction with a special one-time-only 24-hour flash sale from midnight August 25 to midnight August 26. For one day only, seats will be on sale for $39, $59 and $85 in the rear mezzanine, mid-mezzanine or orchestra/front mezzanine, respectively. Flash sale tickets will be available at the box office from 10AM - 6PM/EST or online throughout the 24-hour period at ticketmaster.com or thelastship.com using the promotional code OPEN...

July 04, 2014

Sting's Last Ship musical is ready to leave harbour...

A musical inspired by Sting's early years on Tyneside has been given a Broadway opening date. The Royal Navy's new toy, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will not join the fleet until 2020 but a significant theatrical vessel has just left port and has a berth on Broadway in the autumn. Sting's musical, The Last Ship, is nearing the end of an encouraging run at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. This is the try-out, the equivalent of the sea trials. Far better to get a show watertight than launch it on Broadway's rough seas where a shark-like critic can send it to the bottom, Titanic-style. That has been the costly fate of many a new musical, in Britain and the States. And while Chicago is hardly 'the sticks', it is some way from the New York street where theatrical success shines most brightly. The Last Ship, which has been a labour of love for Sting, closes next weekend at the Bank of America Theatre...


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June 26, 2014

'‘THE LAST SHIP' - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED says the Chicago Sun-Times...

They are calling it a new Broadway musical. But that is a misnomer. Sting's "The Last Ship," which received its much-anticipated world premiere in Chicago on Wednesday night, is an old-fashioned grand opera of the most eloquent sort - awash in both turbulent emotions and intimate dramatic gestures. A true masterwork, it not only keens a ravishing dirge for a lost way of life, and the indomitable spirit of the working class as it continues to stagger through this post-industrial age. But as it spins an eternal tale of the tensions between fathers and sons (and yes, a "holy ghost" of sorts, too), as well as the ardor and disappointments of love, the opposing pull of home and "away," and the need for some form of faith along with ennobling work, it magnifies the human heartbeat, and captures a genuine sense of the yearning that keeps people going...

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