Last Ship set to be sunk in blow to Sting
GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Sting’s Broadway musical is to close, producers say.
Sting, who wrote the songs for jumped into the show in December, replacing Jimmy Nail as a shipyard foreman.
While that improved sales, they did not skyrocket and
will now close when Sting leaves the show on January 24.
The production is a semi-autobiographical story about a prodigal son who returns to his north England shipbuilding town to reclaim the girl he abandoned when he fled years before.
He finds the workers are now unemployed and entertaining the idea of building one last boat to show off their skill.
The show has struggled at the box office, said in part to be due to its challenging topic.
Sting, born Gordon Sumner, drew on his childhood growing up in Newcastle for inspiration.