Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It was a wonderful party for STING. After his opening of THE LAST
SHIP at the Neil Simon theater, we were driven to Chelsea Piers,
where there were a lot of ships on the water.  A  buffet dinner for some 800
people with an open bar and a dance floor went on to 3 am in the morning. In a small
cordoned off area STING  was entertaining some friends and well- wishers so I  joined them and did say hello in person.
He will be joining the cast on Dec. 9
While onstage after the performance, he told us the story how he grew
up in the town that built the Carpathia, the ship that saved the survivors of the
Titanic.  One day when Queen Elizabeth came to christen a ship, he waved to her
with a flag and she waved back to him.  Since then, he knew he would leave the small
town to go on his journey of music. 
The musical has great warmth, his lyrics, so filled with sensitivity especially in "It's Not the Same Moon, and so powerfull in "The Last Ship".  The dancing of the men is strong, dynamic, and directs
ones thoughts to this is a man's musical, growing up and sailing away to charter ones journey in life,
but its the memories that always  bring you back to where you were born and raised.
Tell your husbands, brothers, Fathers, sons, nephews to catch this show ,
it was written by a man just for them.

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