Sting will take to the stage in St. Paul next spring, but not for a concert.
The multiple Grammy award-winning musician and former The Police frontman has selected St. Paul as one of five cities to stage "The Last Ship," the musical written by and starring Sting himself.
He will be coming to Minnesota's capital for an 11-day run at the Ordway next April, with shows running from Apr. 8-19.
It's part of the 2019-20 Broadway at the Ordway season that also includes "Groundhog Day: The Musical" and "The Color Purple."
"The Last Ship" spent four months on Broadway after being launched in Chicago. It will then have runs in Los Angeles and San Francisco, before heading to three more cities: Detroit, St. Paul, and Washington D.C.
The musical is based partly on Sting's upbringing in Wallsend, England, and centers on the collapses of the shipbuilding industry and the subsequent impact on the local community.
Sting plays shipyard foreman Jackie White, who along with wife Peggy "fights to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm."
The Star Tribune notes the show had mixed reviews upon opening, winning praise and awards for its score but suffering from some confusing plot lines.
Pre-sale tickets now are available to subscribers to the 2019-20 Broadway at the Ordway season, as well as to anyone buying tickets to another Ordway show, "42nd Street."
Otherwise, general sale tickets will be available this fall. More information can be found here.
Sting has enjoyed a glittering music career both with The Police and as a solo artist, writing and performing songs including "Every Breath You Take," "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic," "Fields of Gold," "Englishman in New York," "Message In A Bottle," and "Roxanne."