VIDEO: Sting Performs Music from Broadway-Bound THE LAST SHIP on 'Colbert'
On last night's THE COLBERT REPORT, Sting performed "The Last Ship and "The Night the Pugilist Learned How to Dance" from his Broadway-bound musical, The Last Ship. Check out the performances below!
The Last Ship tells the story of a group of shipyard workers who are inspired by a local Priest to build their own ship once their own ship yard has been shut down. The workers then decide to set sail on a voyage around the world. The story was inspired by Sting's own childhood memories growing up in the Newcastle area before he rose to fame as the frontman of the band The Police. The script was also inspired by the singer's solo album 'The Soul Cages' which was released in 1990 following the death of his father. The show features music by Sting and a book by John Logan& Brian Yorkey.
Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and an Oscar nomination for the best song. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock band The Police.
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