AMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.
John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, John embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds John in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home.
Brimming with emotion and adventure, AMAZING GRACE is an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.
After several readings, a developmental production of AMAZING GRACE was presented at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT in the early Summer 2012. The production broke box office records at The Norma Terris Theatre and saw record breaking group sales.
AMAZING GRACE’s World Premiere production was presented at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago, IL in the Fall 2014 as a pre-Broadway engagement.
AMAZING GRACE played its final Broadway performance on October 25, 2015 at the Nederlander Theatre.
Main Floor + Risers: $59
“As spectacular as anything on Broadway…elicits widespread gasps and cheering from the audience!” –Washington Post
“INSPIRATIONAL. BEAUTIFUL. EMOTIONAL. EXHILARATING.” — Associated Press
“A musical of raw power with superb, intense performances.” — Variety
“A lavish historical epic!” — Newsday
“A gorgeous production of a glorious musical. Heart stopping, eye popping!” — DC Metro Theatre Arts