THE LAST SHIP DVD & BLU-RAY: LIVE AT THE PUBLIC THEATER FEATURING STING PERFORMING SONGS FROM HIS ACCLAIMED ALBUM AND NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 26.
Cherrytree/Interscope A&M Records/Universal Music is pleased to announce the release of The Last Ship — Live At The Public Theater on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on September 26th. Featuring songs from Sting’s latest album and forthcoming Broadway musical of the same name, the DVD and Blu-ray captures Sting in an intimate evening of music and storytelling filmed on his birthday, during a run of 10 benefit concerts performed at The Public Theater in New York City. The DVD and Blu-ray will be available for worldwide pre-order beginning today.
For The Last Ship — Live At The Public Theater 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 captivating 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 29th, prior to opening night on October 26th. 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.
Composer, singer, author, actor, activist Sting has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with the Police and as a solo artist. He has earned 16 Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Oscar nominations. He has appeared in more than 15 films and authored two books including the New York Times best-selling memoir Broken Music.
The track-listing for The Last Ship, Live At The Public Theater is as follows:
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)
The Last Ship – Live At The Public Theatre is available to pre-order from Sanity:
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