Sting is embarking on a brand new venture next fall when his musical The Last Ship makes its way to Broadway, the show’s producers announced Thursday according to the New York Times.
The musical features an original score written by Sting and follows a story set in an English shipbuilding yard inspired by his own life and memories growing up in working class England. The musical highlights themes including father-son relationships, romance and self-discovery.
Sting is also releasing a full-length album of the same name that will feature songs from the musical on Sept. 24th. It is his first release of new material in a decade since 2003’s Sacred Love.
The musical has an all-star crew working behind it with Joe Mantello (“Wicked”) directing and John Logan (“Red”) and Brian Yorkey (“Next to Normal”) having written the book. The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller (“Rent,” “Avenue Q,” “In the Heights”) and Kathryn Schenker, reports Variety.
The Last Ship will first do a tryout run in Chicago next summer from June 10-July13 at the Bank of America Theater before sailing off to the Broadway stage in fall 2014. Exact dates for its Broadway run have yet to be announced.