Sting, Gordon Sumner and Trudy Styler - American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall - Red Carpet Arrivals at Radio City Music hall, Tony Awards - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015
Sting and Gordon Sumner - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees reception which was held at the Paramount Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015
Currently nominated for Best Original Score Written For The Theatre, rock legend Sting appeared at the 2015 Tony Nominees reception held at the Paramount Hotel in New York, unusually sporting a beard. The singer composed the score for the nautical England set play 'The Last Ship'.
Paul Simon, Sting and Gordon Sumner - Photographs of British singer songwriter Sting along with American musician Paul Simon as ther performed live together in concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 13th April 2015
Sting's musical will come to an end at the end of January.
Sting's Broadway musical The Last Ship, about unemployed builders who takeover a factory to build a new vessel, is to close after just three months. After mixed reviews, Sting himself took over the lead role in a bid to revive the ailing ticket sales.
Sting's apperance in The Last Ship couldn't help revive the flagging musical
However, despite his appearance having a "galvanizing impact", producers felt attendances would drop again once he left. The musical is set to close on January 24.
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Sting will replace his good friend Jimmy Nail in the Broadway show, 'The Last Ship'.
Sting has joined the cast of flagging Broadway musical The Last Ship in a bid to save the $15 million production. The Police rock star will appear in the show - the first he has written - about his ship-building hometown in northeast England, appearing in eight shows a week until January 10.
Sting will play the lead in his own Broadway musical, The Last Ship
The show officially opened in late October to mixed reviews from critics, though Sting's original songs won praise. However, the production has lost roughly $75,000 a week since previews began in September, according to the New York Times.
Continue reading: Sting Signs on to Rescue Flagging Broadway Show 'The Last Ship'
While performing live at The Public Theatre, Sting gave a performance of his song 'What You Say Meg?' The song was written for his upcoming Broadway production entitled 'The Last Ship' as a replacement for the track 'Practical Arrangement' from his album that inspired the production.
The actor is among five honourees that will be recognised at the annual Kennedy Center Honors
Tom Hanks is a mammoth actor who has delighted fans with extraordinary performances for just short of 40 years. He started his career by providing us with some delightfully 80s classics in the era of big hair and bright colours with greats such as Splash, Big and Turner & Hooch. In the 90s he gave us a cacophony of feel-good flicks including Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump and the first of one of the most successful trilogies of all time, Toy Story.
Tom Hanks' illustrious career is being recognised at the Kennedy Center Honors
In the noughties Hanks got his serious side out and audiences were treated to Road to Perdition, The Da Vinci Code and its sequel Angels and Demons. Sheriff Woody came out in style twice more for Toy Story 2 and 3 and Hanks has been at the helm of some of the best films of the past few years as a main star in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr Banks.
Continue reading: Tom Hanks Gets Top American Honour For His Extensive Acting Catalogue
Celebrities sign letter calling for drug law change
David Cameron will receive a letter from over 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers and health experts, calling for a review of the current policy on the possession of illegal drugs.
Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind the campaign [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Mary Turner]
Public figures such as Russell Brand, Sting, Sir Richard Branson and Will Self as well as signatories from law enforcement, the Prison Governors Association and the National Black Police Association, have all supported the letter for change, which was drafted by the drug charity, Release.
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The British rocker wants his kids to know the meaning of money and achievement.
Sting doesn't want his children to inherit his £180m fortune so that they can earn their own way in the world. The British rocker revealed his rather divisive plans in an interview with the Mail on Sunday, making it clear that his six children haven't had and won't have an easy ride and will have to stand on their own two feet.
The 62 year-old former Police star, who is one of Britain's wealthiest musicians, has revealed that he places an emphasis on encouraging his children "to succeed on their own merit" which they are happy to do. What's more, Sting claims that his fortune is depleting because of hefty outgoings.
He said: "I told them there won't be much money left because we are spending it. We have a lot of commitments. What comes in we spend, and there isn't much left. I certainly don't want to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks. They have to work. All my kids know that and they rarely ask me for anything, which I really respect and appreciate."
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The 62 year-old musician, who is from a working class family, has warned his kids: "There won't be much money left because we are spending it... they have to work."
Sting is no pushover.
The 62 year-old music star recently revealed that none of his £180 million fortune will be left to his children.
Sting grew up in a working-class family in Wallsend, North Tyneside, and it seems he wants his six kids to have an idea of what that is like, and not to be privileged all their lives.
Continue reading: Sting's Children Will Not Inherit £180 Million Music Fortune
It's the Tonys, is anyone really surprised that it was a great show?
Not only are the Tonys hilarious, entertaining… glittery, etc. – they’re also pretty democratic. In an over-the top show hosted by Hugh Jackman, top prizes went to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, as well as competitors Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way for best play, to Hedwig and the Angry Inch for best musical revival, and to A Raisin in the Sun for best play revival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ten years after his first time hoSting, Jackman has gotten even better.
As for Hugh Jackman, who hosted the musical theatre awards for the first time in a decade, the Wolverine star did not disappoint. Jackman gave it his all straight from the opening sequence, which to be fair, is often the centerpiece of the show. That Wolverine training must have come in handy, as Jackman he hopped his way through the theater and backstage, down the aisles and into an elevator before making his way to the main stage for the show's opening.
Continue reading: Tony Awards 2014: So How Did Hugh Jackman Do?