A heads-up to people who live in Los Angeles. The musical is coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in January, 2020 for a month. But that's not the heads-up. It's that Sting will be appearing in the show here, and is scheduled to be in all performances, including matinees. I certainly hope that's the case, since I just got tickets for the matinee.
After premiering in Los Angeles, the show currently plans to tour to San Francisco, Washington D.C., St. Paul and Detroit. Other cities for the tour are yet to be named. Sting is scheduled to stay with the tour and appear in all performances. No other cast has been announced yet, though I suspect that one name is all that's needed as a selling point...
To quote the producers, he story "is set in the English seaside town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home many years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. This love triangle ignites just as the men and women of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence. And in the end Gideon comes to understand that he had indeed left behind more than he could have ever imagined."
You can find a link to tickets in Los Angeles here.
And here's a trailer for the show during its U.K. run.