The new musical The Last Ship, featuring an original score by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, has announced a Broadway run following a world premiere engagement in Chicago. The show will run from June 10 through July 13, 2014, at the Bank of America Theatre in the Windy City before moving to Broadway in the fall of 2014.
In addition to Sting’s score, the musical features an all-star creative team including a book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey, direction by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello and choreography by Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. Casting, design team members and additional details will be announced at a later date.
Inspired by Sting’s own childhood, The Last Ship is set in an English seafaring town that operates around the local shipyard and follows Gideon Fletcher, a man who left home to see the world and returns fourteen years later to find that the future of the shipyard is in danger. The shipyard’s workers decide to take their fate into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that has defined their existence.
“The memories at the heart of The Last Ship have occupied my mind for most of my life,” said Sting. “I was compelled to tell this story, and I’ve had the great fortune of collaborating with an enormously talented team.”
Sting will release an original album of music from The Last Ship on September 24 and he’ll perform a string of concerts at the Public Theater from September 25 to October 9.