Amazing Grace on Broadway - Tickets - Show Summary - Photos
Amazing Grace - Show Summary Amazing Grace is an uplifting new musical arriving on Broadway in summer 2015. The musical premiered in fall 2014 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre, where it demonstrated that audiences leave this show inspired and moved. It tells the story of the creation of the song, “Amazing Grace,” which was written around the turn of the 19th century by a man named John Newton, who is played by Josh Young (Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar).
Newton was the captain of a slave ship who converted to Christianity and became an abolitionist and Anglican clergyman. The show also represents the perspective of a slave named Thomas, who is played by Chuck Cooper (The Life). The female lead is played by Erin Mackey (Chaplin). The book, music and lyrics are all written by a first time musical writer named Christopher Smith, who was once a police officer inspired by the story of John Newton. He has since been developing the show for two decades, and he co-wrote the book with Arthur Giron. The musical is directed by Gabriel Barre (The Wild Party), and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (The King and I, Newsies, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown).
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 06/25/15
Show Opens: 07/16/15
Show Closes: 10/25/15
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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What Is Amazing Grace Like?
This show is a traditional Broadway musical, but it is unusual fare on Broadway today, given that you can enter the theatre and leave knowing you will be uplifted. In this way, it is comparable to Les Misérables, whereas many new musicals are darker in theme or deal with more satirical elements. Amazing Grace tells the tale of John Newton, who was a headstrong but musically gifted young Englishman, finding himself in the position of sailor and then captain of a slave ship. His father is a slave trader, and he is not sympathetic to his ways. Instead, he finds compassion in his young sweetheart, played by Erin Mackey, who is not in favor of slavery. The result is an inspiring tale about a man who decides to take his destiny into his own hands, becoming an abolitionist and writing the beautiful and timeless song “Amazing Grace.”
Is Amazing Grace Good for Kids?
Yes, the show is great for kids. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Josh Young plays John Newton
Harriett D Foy
Eliabeth Ward Land
Amazing Grace is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission.
Carolyn Rossi Copeland
Christopher Smith (Lyrics + Book)
Arthur Giron + Christopher Smith (Music)
Production Stage Manager: Paul J Smith
Staff and Creative Team:
General Manager: Marshall Purdy at MBP Productions Company Manager:
Chris Aniello at MBP Productions Production Manager: Aurora Productions Casting Director:
Pat McCorkle Casting Marketing:
The Pekoe Group Press Agent: Boneau Bryan-Brown
Musical - New York Premiere
Gabriel Barre (Director)
Christopher Gattelli (Choreographer)
Jon Weston (Sound Designer)
Toni-Leslie James (Costume Designer)
Eugene Lee + Edward Pierce (Set Designer)
Ken Billington + Paul Miller (Lighting Designer)
Joseph Church (Music Director)
Kenny Seymour (Orchestrations)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garages for the Nederlander Theater are located at:
Times Square Garage Ltd
220 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
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143-145 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.