Sting to Join Cast of Floundering Broadway Show ‘The Last Ship’

November 24, 2014 7:11 PM

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Sting to Join Cast of Floundering Broadway Show ‘The Last Ship’

Click on any YouTube video these days, and chances are it will be prefaced by an advertisement featuring a bunch of singing shipyard workers. The commercial is for the Broadway musical “The Last Ship,” which began performances Sept. 29. However, despite the cachet of rock icon Sting, who wrote the music and lyrics, poor reviews and a weak box office have plagued the production.

So in an effort to boost ticket sales, the former Police frontman is taking matters into his own hands. Sting announced on the “Today” show this morning that he will be joining the “Last Ship” cast, confirming the rumors that have been circulating for a couple of weeks. From Dec. 9 until Jan. 10 – t...

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