Thursday, May 23, 2024

(Watch) Sting Scores Parade Success with Totally Reworked, Re-staged “Last Ship” Number


Sting performed in his first Macys Thanksgiving Parade this morning– showing off a big, reworked number from his Broadway musical “The Last Ship.” And wow– what a lot of work was involved to re-choreograph and re-record the very catchy “Show Some Respect” bar scene. Right now in the show, the number features Rachel Tucker and Sally Ann Triplett, with Jimmy Nail. For the parade, the number has been changed to feature Sting, who joins the Broadway show on December 9th replacing Nail. But Sting, ever loyal, made sure Jimmy Nail was prominent in the parade version as well. As soon as the clip is available, I’ll add it below. My guess is a lot of Broadway tickets were sold this morning!

Here’s the PBS version in the meantime:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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