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/...

September 24, 2014

Sting to appear on "Inside The Actors Studio" - and we want YOU to be there!

We're very excited to share the news that Sting will be the featured guest on an upcoming episode of "Inside The Actors Studio." The program will tape in NYC on Sunday, October 5, and we would love to see some of our Sting.com fan club members in the audience!


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September 09, 2014

A Different Kind of Musical - reports OUT magazine...

The new Sting production, The Last Ship, is a reflection on the singer's past and a study of working-class woes. There's nothing campier than the collapse of a British industrial town. Or at least that's what a handful of recent Broadway shows would have us believe. In the past decade, we’ve seen musicals about unemployed blokes who are saved from despair by drag queens (Kinky Boots) and male stripping (The Full Monty), and even Billy Elliot took a break from the hero's tender ballet dreams to stage a zany puppet show about Margaret Thatcher. It all makes losing your job seem kind of fabulous. But Sting might disagree. This fall the singer pays tribute to his own working-class roots with The Last Ship, a Broadway production inspired by the demise of the shipbuilding trade in his hometown of Wallsend near Newcastle. Though it's filled with feeling (and plenty of comic relief), the show won'’t be shooting glitter - literally or metaphorically - over its audience...

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...

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