ST. PAUL, Minn. (Oct. 24, 2019) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has announced the public on-sale date for the regional premiere of Sting’s acclaimed musical, The Last Ship, starring and featuring original music and lyrics by multiple Grammy Award®-winner Sting.
The Last Ship will be at the Ordway in St. Paul for two weeks, April 8 – 19, 2020, as part of an international tour. Sting will star as shipyard foreman Jackie White, and will perform the role at every performance.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, the public may purchase tickets – which start at $75, including fees.Tickets are available at Ordway.org or by calling the box office at 651-224-4222.”
“Seeing Sting perform in a semi-autobiographical musical at the intimate Ordway theater will be a once in a lifetime experience,” said Rod Kaats, the Ordway’s Producing Artistic Director.
The Last Ship, inspired by Sting’s 1991 album “The Soul Cages” and his own childhood experiences, tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear, with the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard.
“☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ TRULY AMAZING” – Daily Telegraph
“POIGNANT AND POWERFUL” – Sunday Mirror
“A ROUSING EVENING FULL OF HEART AND SONG” – The Guardian
“A THRILL TO WATCH” – The Globe and Mail
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ABOUT BROADWAY AT THE ORDWAY
Broadway at the Ordway includes a mix of Broadway Touring Shows and self-produced Ordway Originals. All shows in the current 2019-2020 season are new to Minnesota; brand new, never-seen-here-before titles, and imaginatively reinvented revivals of Broadway classics including SIX, (which begins Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 22) Once On This Island, The Color Purple, Sting starring in The Last Ship, and Groundhog Day. Broadway at the Ordway is sponsored by Bremer Bank. Tickets are available at ordway.org or by calling 651-224-4222.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Recognized as one of the country’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, the Ordway presents and produces a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in Broadway musicals, concerts, dance and vocal artists. The Ordway serves over 60,000 children each year through its education programs and presents the annual Flint Hills Family Festival. The performing arts center houses a 1,900-seat Music Theater, a 1,100-seat Concert Hall and magnificent lobbies. The Ordway is a proud member of the Arts Partnership, a collaboration comprising the Ordway, Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Schubert Club.
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