“Sting: Songs From ‘The Last Ship’—Live at the Mckittrick” to Benefit the Actors Fund, 5/19
Contact: Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“STING: SONGS FROM THE LAST SHIP –
LIVE AT THE McKITTRICK”
STING SAILS THE LAST SHIP BACK TO NEW YORK CITY
TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 & 10:00 P.M.
New York (May 12, 2015) – On Tuesday, May 19, 16-time Grammy Award® winning musician and composer Sting will bring The Last Ship back to New York City for one-night-only when he performs songs from his Tony Award®-nominated score in a uniquely intimate venue, The Heath at The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street), home of Sleep No More. Proceeds from this concert event will benefit The Actors Fund.
Sting will perform two shows, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m, joined by special guest Jimmy Nail, as well as band members from The Last Ship’s original Broadway orchestra including 2015 Tony Award® nominee Rob Mathes (Musical Director, Piano), Joe Bonadio (Percussion), Chris Layer (Wind Instruments), Mick McAuley (Accordian), Paul Woodiel (Fiddle), and Pete Donovan (Bass), with Jo Lawry on vocals.
Tickets for “Sting: Songs from The Last Ship – Live at The McKittrick” will be available to the general public, via www.events.mckittrickhotel.com/sting, beginning Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. (ET), following a pre-sale for Sting.com fan club members beginning at 12:00 p.m. (ET) today, Tuesday, May 12. For more information on this exclusive pre-sale opportunity, please visit www.sting.com.
The Last Ship, named Best Musical of 2014 by USA Today, is nominated for two 2015 Tony Awards® for Best Original Score (Sting) and Best Orchestrations (Rob Mathes). It has also four Drama Desk Award nominations (Outstanding Music, Outstanding Orchestrations, Outstanding Design in a Musical, and Outstanding Choreography).
The show’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, which was released on Universal Music Classics and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Cast Albums Chart, is available in stores everywhere and for digital download on iTunes.
The New York Times said the musical boasts “a seductive beauty of a score,” and Time Out New York called it, “a magnificent and rollicking new musical,” adding, “Sting's score is a genuine revelation.” The Associated Press heralded The Last Ship as “thrilling with powerful performances, outstanding songs, and real heart.”
Featuring music and lyrics by Sting, a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, choreography by Steven Hoggett and direction by Joe Mantello, the musical's original Broadway cast included Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet.
The McKittrick Hotel is the home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, as well as the jazz-age inspired Manderley Bar, rooftop garden bar and lounge Gallow Green, and The Heath, a full-service fine dining restaurant and music hall. For more info, visit www.mckittrickhotel.com.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 21,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has been—for 133 years—a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.