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World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Closes TodayWorld Premiere of AMAZING GRACE with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

The pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with 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), closes today, Nov. 2, at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe). AMAZING GRACE opened Oct. 19 in Chicago. (more...)

AMAZING GRACE is Broadway-Bound and Seeking a TheatreAMAZING GRACE is Broadway-Bound and Seeking a Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

Producer Carolyn Rossi Colpeland revealed to The New York Times that she is in search of a spot on Broadway for the musical AMAZING GRACE. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Young Performs 'Testimony' from Broadway-Bound AMAZING GRACESTAGE TUBE: Josh Young Performs 'Testimony' from Broadway-Bound AMAZING GRACE
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2014

Broadway In Chicago opened the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE this week, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli. Below, check out the Chicago Tribune's Showcase video featuring Josh Young performing 'Testimony!' (more...)

Review Roundup: AMAZING GRACE in Chicago- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: AMAZING GRACE in Chicago- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 22, 2014

Broadway In Chicago opened the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE last night, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in Highlights of the World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in ChicagoBWW TV: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in Highlights of the World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: AMAZING GRACE's World Premiere in Chicago: Sweet Sounds, Heavy Themes Close to CompletionBWW REVIEWS: AMAZING GRACE's World Premiere in Chicago: Sweet Sounds, Heavy Themes Close to Completion
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 20, 2014

Can a new musical be 'pre-Broadway' without having a New York theater booked, or without even announcing a timetable for said booking? How about a musical largely penned by a previously unknown writer, one who worked as a Pennsylvania policeman, and never formally studied music composition? Well, AMAZING GRACE is that show, and this expensive-looking, high-aiming show that's been in development since 2007, with book, music and lyrics by Christopher Smith (the book is co-written with the veteran playwright Arthur Giron) opened on Sunday night. So far, so good! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in ChicagoPhoto Flash: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics byChristopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith andArthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winnerChristopher Gattelli (Newsies). Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACESTAGE TUBE: Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Josh Young speaks about his role as John Newton in the upcoming world premiere of Amazing Grace. Recorded at Scott Lehrer Studios, NYC. All content Copyright © 2014 Christopher Smith. Check it out below! (more...)

World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Opens, 10/19World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Opens, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that the Pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement ofAmazing Grace, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book byChristopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), opens this Sunday, October 19 at 6PM at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe). Amazing Grace will play Chicago throughSunday, November 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch a Timelapse of AMAZING GRACE's Chicago Load-InSTAGE TUBE: Watch a Timelapse of AMAZING GRACE's Chicago Load-In
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith andArthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). In honor of the show's first performance tonight, check out a GoPro timelapse of the musical's load-in at the Bank of America Theatre! (more...)

World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE Begins Tonight in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & MoreWorld Premiere of AMAZING GRACE Begins Tonight in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 30th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 30th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Our biggest musical theaters check in: Broadway In Chicago, the Marriott, the Drury Lane, the Paramount and Munster's TATC, plus Victory Gardens' special events, BoHo's 2015 season, 'The Book Of Merman' and new works from Jane Austen and the Everleigh Club! (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More; Broadway in SightsFull Cast Set for World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More; Broadway in Sights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced complete ensemble casting for the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper & More Will Join Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago this FallErin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper & More Will Join Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced additional principal casting for the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON is Joyfully Irreverent and Surprisingly UpliftingBWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON is Joyfully Irreverent and Surprisingly Uplifting
by David Clarke - Sep 5, 2013

In March 2011, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone's joyfully irreverent, soulfully blasphemous, and wholly scandalous comedy THE BOOK OF MORMON took Broadway by storm, going on to win 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score. The musical quickly developed a ravenous parish of fans that simply couldn't get enough of the bawdy spectacle, and left many around the nation counting the days until the First National Tour kicked off. After a short two-and-a-half year wait, Houston audiences are getting their chance to experience the production, and judging by last night's reaction, we couldn't be more enthusiastic or pleased. Now holding a coveted spot as one of the best musicals I have ever seen, this show was definitely worth the wait! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

Robert Petkoff, Josh Young Join the Cast of AMAZING GRACERobert Petkoff, Josh Young Join the Cast of AMAZING GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

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). (more...)

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