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Sting joining cast of his musical 'The Last Ship'

Sting attends a media call for

Sting attends a media call for "The Last Ship", which will be coming soon to Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on November 24, 2014 in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rob Kim

Sting is voyaging to Broadway in hopes of saving the day.

Starting Dec. 9, the U.K. native will star as shipyard foreman Jackie White in "The Last Ship."

Sting is already a composer for the Broadway musical, but needs to be its hero as well, since "The Last Ship" has been losing $75,000 per week since it opened on Sept. 29 due to devastatingly low ticket sales, reported The New York Times.

He will be part of the Neil Simon Theatre production for four weeks, through Jan. 10, before handing the role back to Jimmy Nail.

Sting asked for Nail's blessing before taking the role, and praised his longtime friend. Hopefully the 16-time Grammy Award winner can save this vessel from sinking.


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