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Sting Musical Headed for Broadway

StingSting’s got a musical, and it looks like it’ll be hitting the Great White Way soon. The musical, The Last Ship, will do a trial run in Chicago from June 10 to July 13 at the Bank of America theater, according to The New York Times. After Chicago, it will head to New York, but Broadway dates have not been announced yet.

The musical, which features an original score by Sting, is a cross-section of life in an English industrial shipbuilding town—something Sting knows quite a bit about. “I was raised in this surreal industrial landscape that is still the landscape of my dreams and some of my nightmares. I watched many ships being launched, and there is something terrifying, apocalyptic and haunting about the event that never leaves you,” Sting told Rolling Stone. The production will be directed by Joe Mantello (Wicked).

If you’re too anxious to wait for the premiere of the musical, you can get your hands on the music from the show, The Last Ship. The album, which is Sting’s first album of original music in a decade, is available now. 

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