There was no special treatment for Sting when he joined the cast of “The Last Ship,” the Broadway musical for which he wrote the score. Just like any other Broadway put-in, he got two rehearsals — just two! — before he ended up onstage for his first performance Dec. 9.
“I felt like I’d been thrown down an elevator shaft,” he joked. “I kept thinking, ‘What’s the next song? What do I have to say next? What am I wearing?'”