Sting will release a new album called The Last Ship on September 24th.  It will be his first new album since 2003's Sacred Love.

The New York Times says many of the songs on the album will be featured in a musical that Sting has been working on.  The musical will also be called The Last Ship.  Sting hopes the musical will run on Broadway in 2014.

The play is set in a shipyard in Wallsend, England.  That's near where Sting grew up.

The Times has some information on The Last Ship.  The title track, "is a waltz-time folk tune, heavy with Christian imagery and told in a Northern English dialect.  Another song, And Yet, is a jazzy funk tune and Dead Man's Boots includes tense dialogue between a father and son.