Sting appears at Utah production of his Broadway musical

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Posted: Sep 24, 2016 11:48 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sting got to see his defunct Broadway musical "The Last Ship" set sail once more in Utah.

The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter popped up Thursday night at a Salt Lake City theater which began staging the show earlier this month.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2cLgebl) that Sting spoke during the curtain call, thanking the director, choreographer and cast.

Running through Oct. 1, the Utah staging is the first since "The Last Ship" closed on Broadway in January 2015 after only a few months.

Sting wrote the songs for the musical, a semiautobiographical story about a prodigal son who returns to his northern England shipbuilding town and finds the workers are now unemployed.

The musician even joined the Broadway cast for the last two months of production.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com