Gordon Sumner, Sting
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Sting to be producer for his Tyne shipyard musical

18 September 2013 Last updated at 12:55 BST

The singer known as Sting, Gordon Sumner, has said he intends to be a hands-on producer for his forthcoming Tyne shipyard musical.

The Last Ship is due to debut on Broadway later this year, with an album of the same name out this month.

The 61-year-old former Police lead singer told BBC Radio 4's Front Row he found the process of writing and producing the show "fascinating".

BBC iPlayer - Front Row Sting; Australian art at the Royal Academy