On a night highlighted with spectacular performances and memorable moments, Sting gave audiences a simplistic, no-frills preview of his upcoming Broadway play. Wreathed in a single spotlight and accompanied by a five-piece band and a choir, the beloved musician launched into the song, “The Last Ship,” with a thick Northern English accent and an acoustic guitar.
The play by the same name (The Last Ship) will mark Sting’s debut as a Broadway composer, yet another accomplishment added to his already prolific career. Last year the former Police frontman released a collaborative album which featured songs from the project and included vocals from such contributors as AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and British actor/singer Jimmy Nail.
The Last Ship will make it’s official stage debut tomorrow (June 10th) at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago before making its way to New York and the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway on October 26th.
As avid supporters of the arts, we would love to wish Sting and the entire cast and crew of The Last Ship good luck… but we won’t due to superstition. So, in an attempt to appease the gods of fate I will simply say “break a leg!” 🙂