Monday, November 24, 2014
Sting to Play Broadway
The Last Ship composer Sting will be joining the cast of his show, according to Playbill.com. According to the article, "Sting will play an eight-performance-a-week schedule [from] December 9th through January 10th." He will be taking over the role of Jackie White, currently played by Jimmy Nail, who has been with the show since its pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago. The likely reason for the casting move is that the show has been struggling at the box office since receiving mixed reviews upon its October 26th opening. In an additional move to help the show, Playbill is reporting that Sting has waived his royalties for the production in order to keep the show going. The production reportedly needs to bring in $625,000 a week to cover its running costs but, for the week ending November 16th, the show only brought in $536,449.