Amazing Grace Broadway

$65-$139

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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Nederlander Theatre

(New York, NY)
208 W. 41st St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Amazing Grace


‘Amazing Grace’ On Broadway Sinks Soaring Song In Soggy Tale – Review - Deadline
Surefire stories don't write themselves. That's the take-away from Amazing Grace, the epically bad show that opened Thursday at the Nederlander Theatre...If you're going to make a musical about one of the best-known and most-loved songs of all time, you'd better be equal to the task. That, fundamentally, is not the case with the this earnest but cringe-inducing freshman effort by composer-lyricist Christopher Smith...All the principal actors, and particularly Mackey and Cooper, have gorgeous voices...The closing scene is as powerful as it is predictable, as the hymn builds to its climax, sung by the entire company (and many in the audience). Everything that has come before is instantly forgotten.

'Amazing Grace': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
There's no questioning the sincerity of Amazing Grace... Heartfelt sentiments relating to the nation's shameful history of slavery and racism no doubt contribute to get audience members standing at the conclusion of this musical, as the full ensemble's voices unite in an uplifting rendition of the title song. But that emotional release is a long time coming in a 2½-hour show in which the stories of the secondary black characters are invariably more involving than those of the blandly drawn, white central figures...Young and Mackey both give committed performances, but their singing has no emotional range - he's all one-note intensity while her light soprano is pretty and period-appropriate but short on passion - and their romance is the stuff of trite melodrama...The most affecting moments come from Cooper's Thomas and Michelle's Nanna, both of them figures of great dignity and contained sorrow; and oddly enough, from Hewitt's Captain Newton...


 

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by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2015
To celebrate the show's time on Broadway, we're flashing back to its road to the Great White Way!
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2015
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.
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 23, 2015
This will probably be an emotional weekend for Savannah Frazier as the curtain comes down on Amazing Grace, the Musical, the show in which the Nashville native made her Broadway debut. Closing after its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on Sunday, Amazing Grace gave Frazier her biggest exposure to date in New York and with its closing she heads onward - and we daresay upward - in her pursuit of musical theater dreams.
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2015
The producers of Amazing Grace just announced that DMI Soundtracks will record the Broadway cast album of Amazing Grace on Monday, November 2nd. The album will be available in January, 2016. The recording will be produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti. The tracklist for the digital album and CD is as follows:
by Michael Dale - October 22, 2015
AMAZING GRACE is Harriet D. Foy's fourth Broadway production, but the first in which she has created a role. 
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2015
'I've never been in a show that moved people quite like this.'
by Michael Dale - October 15, 2015
Chuck Cooper became a Broadway star playing a heartless pimp in THE LIFE, but seeing the audience's reaction and the end of AMAZING GRACE often moves him to tears.
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2015
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.
by Michael Dale - October 10, 2015
'The six year journey of this show has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of.'
by BWW Staff - October 9, 2015
Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Laiona Michelle, who stars as 'Nanna' in Amazing Grace, currently playing at the NederlanderTheatre.
by BWW Staff - October 8, 2015
Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Harriett D Foy, who stars as 'Princess Peyai' in Amazing Grace, currently playing at the NederlanderTheatre.
by Michael Dale - October 8, 2015
'There's nothing like going to the stage door and meeting all of the other 'Nannas' out there and knowing that I gave a voice to so many people who don't have a voice.'
by BWW News Desk - October 8, 2015
Tonight, October 8th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from AMAZING GRACE.
by Michael Dale - October 2, 2015
'It's the story of all of us...It will change your life.'
by Michael Dale - September 26, 2015
Audience members, some moved to tears, stand and sing along after every performance of AMAZING GRACE
by Michael Dale - September 21, 2015
Self-proclaimed MusicalBFFs chat about meeting at Young People's Theatre Workshop, using 'Run Away With Me' as an audition song and being cast as a roller-skating rapper.
by BWW Staff - September 18, 2015
In this week's edition, we caught up with Chris Hoch, who stars as 'Major Archibald Gray' in Amazing Grace, currently playing at the NederlanderTheatre.
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2015
BroadwayWorld has learned that 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. Good news, though -- a national tour of the production is being planned by Troika Entertainment, with more details to be announced!
by Michael Dale - September 11, 2015
A lovely moment for this day of remembrance.
by Michael Dale - September 11, 2015
Folk star Judy Collins, who had a hit single of its title song 45 years ago, visits Broadway's AMAZING GRACE.