PBS stays on a Friday-night arts-programming roll with a "Great Performances" concert staging of Sting's upcoming musical "The Last Ship."
The musical, which opens in October on Broadway, is set in the working-class, shipyard world of Sting's childhood in Newcastle, England.
I wasn't that excited when I started the DVD screener, but about 15 minutes in, I was totally gone. The music and the stories Sting tells between songs are superb.
Check out this podcast preview I did of "Sting: The Last Ship" for WYPR-FM. Lisa Morgan is host and producer.
The 90-minute special was filmed last October at The Public Theater in New York.
Great Performances airs at 9 p.m. Friday on Maryland Public Television. Sign on afterward and let me know what you think.
I think you'll love seeing this side of Sting -- and the 14 outstanding musicians on stage with him.