STAGE TUBE: SHARE A Moment Of Grace With AMAZING GRACE's Princess Peyai, Harriet D. Foy
Though the Broadway production of AMAZING GRACE plays its final performance this Sunday, October 25th, cast members continue to share their thoughts on what a moving experience it has been, frequently mentioning the teary-eyed audience members they see singing along with them at the end of every performance.
AMAZING GRACE is Harriet D. Foy's fourth Broadway production, but the first in which she has created a role. In the newest edition of the show's video series, A Moment Of Grace, she speaks of being surprised to learn that her real life character, Princess Peyai, was an African businesswoman who dealt in the slave trade.
Amazing Grace, the new musical playing at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), will play its final performance on Sunday, October 25. On that date, the show will have played 24 preview performances and 114 regular performances.
A national tour of the production is being planned by Troika Entertainment. Additional details on the tour will be announced at a later date.
Amazing Grace began previews on Thursday, June 25 and opened Thursday, July 16 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).
Amazing Grace features music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher SmithandArthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies).
Amazing Grace features Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, LaionaMichelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land.
The ensemble features Leslie Becker, Sara Brophy, Rheaume Crenshaw, Miquel Edson, MikeEvariste, Sean Ewing,Savannah Frazier, Christopher Gurr, Allen Kendall, Michael Dean Morgan,Vince Oddo, Oneika Phillips, Clifton Samuels, Gavriel Savit, Dan Sharkey, Bret Shuford, Evan Alexander Smith, Uyoata Udi, Charles E. Wallace, Toni Elizabeth White, Hollie E. Wright.
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.
Additional members of the creative team include Eugene Lee and Edward Pierce (scenic design),Toni-Leslie James(costume design), Ken Billington and Paul Miller (lighting design), Jon Weston(sound design), Robert -Charles Vallance (hair design), David Leong (fight and military movement),Gillian Lane-Plescia (dialect coach), Kenny Seymour (orchestrations), Michael Keller (music coordinator), Joseph Church (music director, arranger, incidental music), and McCorkle Casting LTD(casting).
Amazing Grace is produced by Carolyn Rossi Copeland and Alexander Rankin.