The music from Sting's upcoming Broadway show, The Last Ship, is featured in a live performance earlier this year on the upcoming DVD The Last Ship: Live at the Public Theater. The disc will be released on September 23 via Cherrytree / Interscope A&M Records.
For The Last Ship: Live At The Public Theater DVD performance, Sting is joined by a 14-piece band, many of whom also hail from the region, including actor and singer Jimmy Nail, who appears in the upcoming stage production, as well as Kathryn Tickell on violin and Northumbrian pipes, Peter Tickell on violin and mandolin, Julian Sutton on the melodeon, and vocalists The Wilson Family. Also featured is Musical Director, Rob Mathes on acoustic guitar, piano and keyboards, and background vocals. Against a backdrop of evocative visual projections, this live performance takes viewers on a journey of love, loss, redemption, and self-discovery, offering an inside look at the story behind The Last Ship.
Inspired by his childhood experiences, the musical The Last Ship is set in the seafaring community of Wallsend in the North East of England where Sting was born and raised. With music and lyrics by Sting and book by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, previews begin on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on September 29, prior to opening night on October 26. Produced by Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker, The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Steven Hoggett.
The Last Ship
Coming Home's Not Easy
What Have We Got?
What Say You Meg?
Dead Man's Boots
Sky Hooks And Tartan Paint
Jock The Singing Welder
So To Speak
Show Some Respect
The Last Ship (Reprise)
Title: The Last Ship: Live at the Public Theater
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Label: Cherrytree / Interscope A&M Records