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