Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE

Robert Petkoff is joining Broadway & film star Robby Benson and Tony nominee Josh Young in the upcoming special invitational presentation of selections from the original new musical AMAZING GRACE, with music & lyrics by Christopher Smithand book by Mr. Smith & Arthur Giron, December 11th and 12th at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater. AMAZING GRACE has been in development over the past four years and the musical had a record-breaking run at Goodpeed's Norma Terris Theatre last summer. Under the direction of Gabriel Barre, the cast will also feature Whitney Bashor (The Fantasticks, Happy Days), Chris Hoch (Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime, Memphis), and Harriett D. Foy (Mamma Mia!, Once on This Island).

Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below!

AMAZING GRACE is an epic musical love story based on the life and trials of John Newton, the former slave-trader who authored one of the world's most recognized songs. The story is told from the point of view of his childhood friend Mary Catlett, the woman who never lost faith in him and whose love, courage and unshakable conviction helped to transform his life. Their journey to find the meaning of their own existence will lead them to love, heartbreak and an epic quest to end the scourge of slavery. AMAZING GRACE encompasses everything from triumphant anthems to heart-rending ballads all set within a love story which transcends time and distance.

Robert Petkoff has starred on Broadway in Spamalot, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof, and Ragtime. His film and TV credits include "Chappelle's Show," "Married with Children," "The Good Wife," "Quantum Leap," "Liberace," Game Day, Loverboy, Vice Versa, and Milk & Honey.

Also featured in the cast of AMAZING GRACE are Laiona MichelleJonathan BurkeAlison CimmetMerideth Kaye ClarkRheaume Crenshaw, Tyrone Davis Jr., Brandon EllisRachael FerreraRita HarveyAllen KendallKevin Smith Kirkwood, Alex KrasserElizabeth Ward Land, Danny RothmanGavriel SavitDan SharkeyPaul Michael Valley, Robin Walker,Charles E. WallaceToni Elizabeth White, and Christopher Wood. Music Supervisor for AMAZING GRACE is Kimberly Grigsby.

AMAZING GRACE is produced by Carolyn Rossi Copeland, in association with Alex Rankin, Michael Jenkins, AG Funding, and Larry Payton.

For more information, visit www.agmusical.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
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Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Robby Benson & Josh Young

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Robby Benson

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Robby Benson

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Josh Young

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Josh Young

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Robby Benson & Josh Young

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Robby Benson

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Josh Young

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Robby Benson & Josh Young

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Robby Benson & Josh Young

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE
Robby Benson & Josh Young

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Josh Young and More for AMAZING GRACE

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.