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Date of Birth: November 02, 1925 (89)
Birth Place: Grand Junction, CO, USA
Gender: Male
STAGE TUBE: Composer Christopher Smith Talks the Inspiration for AMAZING GRACESTAGE TUBE: Composer Christopher Smith Talks the Inspiration for AMAZING GRACE
by Nora Dominick - Jul 22, 2015

The new Broadway musical, Amazing Grace, opened last week on Broadway and CBS News recently sat down to talk with the amazing man behind the musical , Christopher Smith. Smith went from being a small town cop to writing a full-blown Broadway musical. He attributes the success of the show and getting it to Broadway to 'belief.' (more...)

See AMAZING GRACE, Broadway's Most 'Inspirational' New Musical, for Up to $50 OffSee AMAZING GRACE, Broadway's Most 'Inspirational' New Musical, for Up to $50 Off
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 21, 2015

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 (Tony Award® nominee Josh Young), 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 (Erin Mackey). Accompanied by his slave, Thomas (Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper), 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. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of AMAZING GRACE on Opening Night- Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More!BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of AMAZING GRACE on Opening Night- Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opened last night, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The cast features Tony Award nominee Josh Young,Erin Mackey, Tony Award winnerChuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch,Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows below! BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night afterparty, where he chatted with the company after the curtain went down. Check out what the full gang had to say on opening night below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- AMAZING GRACEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- AMAZING GRACE
by Ken Fallin - Jul 17, 2015

BroadwayWorld recently announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Josh Young in Amazing Grace. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Bland AMAZING GRACE Blessed With Barre's Terrific ProductionBWW Reviews: Bland AMAZING GRACE Blessed With Barre's Terrific Production
by Michael Dale - Jul 17, 2015

Is it possible to leave a theatre humming the direction? (more...)

Photo Coverage: AMAZING GRACE Company Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: AMAZING GRACE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Jul 17, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opened last night, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The cast features Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winnerChuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch,Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the AMAZING GRACE's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside the AMAZING GRACE's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Jul 17, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opened last night, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The cast features Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winnerChuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch,Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: AMAZING GRACE Company Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: AMAZING GRACE Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Jul 17, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opened last night, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The cast features Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winnerChuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch,Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows below! (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

AMAZING GRACE Brings the Sound of Freedom to Broadway TonightAMAZING GRACE Brings the Sound of Freedom to Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Toni-Leslie James Talks Costume Design For AMAZING GRACE In New Video FeaturetteToni-Leslie James Talks Costume Design For AMAZING GRACE In New Video Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

Go inside the amazing new AMAZING GRACE TV spot! (more...)

BWW TV: How Sweet the Sound! Watch Highlights from AMAZING GRACE on BroadwayBWW TV: How Sweet the Sound! Watch Highlights from AMAZING GRACE on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2015

AMAZING GRACE features music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). Amazing Grace will open on Thursday, July 16 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Anthem of Hope! First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper and More in Broadway's AMAZING GRACEPhoto Flash: Anthem of Hope! First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper and More in Broadway's AMAZING GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

AMAZING GRACE features music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). AMAZING GRACE will open on Thursday, July 16 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic MusicalsFLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 3, 2015

Today we are shining a solo spotlight on the historically-based musicals celebrating American figures in honor of July 4! (more...)

VIDEO: President Obama Leads Mourners in 'Amazing Grace'VIDEO: President Obama Leads Mourners in 'Amazing Grace'
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2015

Broadway's new musical AMAZING GRACE began previews on June 25, 2015 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre, just one day before President Barack Obama performed a moving version of the iconic Christian hymn (more...)

Fresh 'Now In Previews' AMAZING GRACE TV CommercialsFresh 'Now In Previews' AMAZING GRACE TV Commercials
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

AMAZING GRACE is now in previews! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

In honor of the New York return of A NEW BRAIN, today we salute medically-themed moments from musicals. (more...)

Brand New AMAZING GRACE Image Promoting Start Of Previews TonightBrand New AMAZING GRACE Image Promoting Start Of Previews Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2015

AMAZING GRACE kicks off previews tonight! (more...)

New Musical AMAZING GRACE Begins Previews on Broadway TonightNew Musical AMAZING GRACE Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace begins previews tonight, June 25, 2015 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) with an opening slated for Thursday, July 16. (more...)

The Making Of The AMAZING GRACE Commercial With Josh Young & MoreThe Making Of The AMAZING GRACE Commercial With Josh Young & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 21, 2015

Go inside the amazing new AMAZING GRACE TV spot! (more...)

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