On December 10 Sting appeared on the Charlie Rose show in an interesting twenty minute long interview segment.
The interview covered various topics but of particular interest for fans was this exchange:
So what are you writing now?
What am I writing? I've embarked on a project that both excites me and terrifies me. I'm trying to write a musical play with a playright called Brian Yorkey who just won the Pulitzer for a play called 'Next To Normal' and it's based upon an album I did many, many years ago about my home town Newcastle in the north of England, the death of my father and the death of the industry which was shipbuilding. And it's a mood piece and I'm trying to make it into a book and a play, and it's terrifying and I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking 'what am I doing, how am I going to do this?' but at the same time I'm very galvanised by it.
The full show is on line at http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11340