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Sting's Musical 'The Last Ship' Is Broadway Bound

Show will describe life in an English shipbuilding town

Sting performs in San Francisco.
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September 19, 2013 4:55 PM ET

Sting's musical The Last Ship is set for its Broadway debut, but not before a trial run in Chicago, according to The New York Times. The show will premiere in Chicago on June 10th and run through July 13th at the Bank of America theater. Broadway dates have not yet been announced.

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The production features an original score by Sting and echoes his life growing up in an English shipbuilding town. The narrative centers on labor strife and family in working class Britain, and will be directed by Wicked veteran Joe Mantello. Music from the show is now available on The Last Ship, Sting's first album of original music in a decade.

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The former Police frontman recently told Rolling Stone that the memories of watching ships being built still permeate his dreams, sometimes to a nightmarish degree. "I was raised in this surreal industrial landscape that is still the landscape of my dreams, and some of my nightmares. I watched many ships being launched, and there is something terrifying, apocalyptic and haunting about the event that never leaves you," he said.

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