Sting — everyone should look as good and sound so swell at age 62. The bard of Newcastle, father of six, husband of Trudie Styler, grandfather (yes!) celebrated his birthday last night with a super energized show for fans at the Public Theatre. Sting has been performing songs from his upcoming Broadway show “The Last Ship” at the Public for the last week to raise money for Shakespeare in the Park. Last night, PBS taped “The Last Ship” for a future showing.
After the show, Sting, Trudie, actress daughter Mickey Sumner and filmmaker son Jake Sumner partied with pals at the new Bar Nana on Gansevoort Street. Even though the Public Theater crowd serenaded him with “Happy Birthday” so did these friends as well. They also surprised him a “Last Ship” cake.
Spotted in the crowd were Broadway biggies Jimmy Nederlander Jr. and Manny Azenberg, as well as theater producer Jeffrey Seller, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Brian Yorkey and Oscar winning director Paul Haggis, as well as actress Mamie Gummer, Peggy Siegal, actor Ronald Guttman, Donna Karan and Jane Rose, longtime manager of Keith Richards.
“The Last Ship” only sails to October 9th. Tickets are scarce. On Tuesday night, Hugh Jackman and wife Debora-Lee were just a seat away from Stephen Sondheim.
Meanwhile, Trudie Styler starts previews tonight at the Culture Project on Bleecker Street for “The Seagull.” Opening night is October 13th.