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Sting joining cast of his Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'
Sting joining cast of his Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'

Will the physical presence of Sting on stage be enough to keep his musical "The Last Ship" from sinking? Starting next month, Sting is to join the cast of the new Broadway show, which has seen tepid box-office sales and unenthusiastic reviews since opening in October. The English rock star, who composed the songs for the show but who previously has not acted in it, will play a supporting role and is scheduled to start performances on Dec. 9. "The Last Ship" is loosely inspired by Sting's own youth (the singer was born Gordon Sumner) in a coastal English town. The musical, which had a tryout run in Chicago before transferring to Broadway, tells the story of a...

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