Photo Flash: Anthem of Hope! First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper and More in Broadway's AMAZING GRACE
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!
The cast features Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land.
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.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Laiona Michelle and Rachel Ferrera
Josh Young and the company of AMAZING GRACE