Sting returns to his roots for "The Last Ship," a new musical based on the singer-songwriter's childhood, with an eye toward Broadway.
The show, set in a struggling English shipyard in the 1980s, also has spawned an album of the same name -- his first in a decade -- to be to be released Sept. 24.
Producers hope to bring "The Last Ship" to Broadway next year.
The Grammy winner spent three years penning the score, collaborating with Brian Yorkey (“
The coming album features tracks from the musical, as well as songs Sting decided to not to include in the score.
Sting, 61, was born Gordon Sumner in 1951 and raised in Wallsend, England, when the community's shipbuilding industry was waning.