STAGE TUBE: Sting Reveals His Inspiration for THE LAST SHIP at TED Conference

May 30
12:29 PM 2014

At this year's TED Conference in Vancouver, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter/composer Sting took to the stage to perform songs from his Broadway-bound musical THE LAST SHIP. During this taped performance, Sting talks about his past, his seemingly-endless writer's block, and the inspiring music that he had been able to develop as a result.

The new musical, directed by Joe Mantello (Wicked) with book by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, tells the story of Sting's experiences growing up in the shadow of a shipyard in northeast England.

Sting says "it's ironic that the landscape I worked so hard to escape from, the community I more or less abandoned, is where I had to return to to find my missing muse. As soon as I decided to honor the community I came from to tell their story, the songs started to come thick and fast."

The Last Ship will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on September 29, prior to opening night on October 26. For further information, please visit

STAGE TUBE: Sting Reveals His Inspiration for THE LAST SHIP at TED Conference
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