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Amazing Grace - 2014 - Chicago

AMAZING GRACE is a pre-Broadway World Premiere 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 father — a slave trader — and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. But when a perilous voyage on the high seas 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.


PrivateBank Theatre

(Chicago, IL)
18 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603


by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
The Ravinia Festival plans to reopen in July for the 2021 summer season. Now, the full lineup has been announced!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Paper Mill has announced the return of its wildly popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 9. The outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2021
After 15 months of exclusively virtual programming, Irvington Theater will welcome back patrons of all ages with in-person, outdoor events this summer — the first summer season in its 119-year history!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
Five OHM Productions and Indie Theatrical announced today that LIGHTS ON THE RADIO TOWER, a new musical starring Carrie Manolakos and Max Sangerman, is now available for streaming on Five OHM TV.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2021
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by Nicole Rosky - Mar 29, 2021
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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 22, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
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by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 22, 2021
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by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 2, 2021
George Street Playhouse announced today its 2021 Virtual Summer Theater Academy for young people between the ages of 5-18.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021
Learn more about the non-profit organization Musicians United for Social Equity, as well as this upcoming event with Billy Porter.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021
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by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 16, 2021
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by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2021
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AXS TV presents an all-new episode of the popular celebrity profile series 'The Big Interview With Dan Rather,' as the veteran newsman joins Country music icon Randy Travis and his wife Mary for a rare sit-down airing Wednesday, January 27 at 8p.m. ET/7p.m.
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by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Dec 22, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021
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