The new Broadway musical, “The Last Ship”, featuring new music and lyrics from Sting, had its official opening night late last month.
To celebrate the occasion, Sting hooked up with Cunard Lines on board Queen Mary 2 in New York City to perform some songs from the musical and talk a little about the inspiration for the show, which is loosely based on his own childhood growing up near the Swan Hunter Shipyard in Wallsend, Newcastle. Check out the video below:
About ‘The Last Ship’:
THE LAST SHIP is set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men who construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home 15 years later, he finds the shipyard’s future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. As the men of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.
THE LAST SHIP is a portrait of a community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition, they’ll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they’ve ever known.
The original Broadway cast album for Sting’s The Last Ship will be released on December 16. More information about the show and tickets can be found HERE.