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18 West Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

Amazing Grace

Closed November 2, 2014

Come watch two young actors become stars, and hear exciting music that carves its own niche even while it's reminiscent of Schonberg, Wildhorn or Flaherty. Witness some stunning action sequences and some eye-popping visuals. And see how one man's search f


Why See Amazing Grace?

How Sweet the Sound

You'll be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't know Amazing Grace, but few could tell you who wrote it, let alone the incredible experiences that led to its composition. Its author was an Englishman man named John Newton, and his story forms the basis of brand new musical Amazing Grace, which premieres at the Bank of America Theatre this October before heading for the bright lights of Broadway.

Taking the lead role of John Newton will be Tony nominee Josh Young, known for his roles in the touring productions of Evita and Jesus Christ, Superstar. Among the large, ethnically diverse cast joining Young on stage will be fellow Tony nominee Tom Hewitt and Tony winner Chuck Cooper. With music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Smith and Arthur Giron, the choreography comes courtesy of Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). The director is Gabriel Barre (The Wild Party).

What is Amazing Grace About?

Amazing Grace tells the story of John Newton, the former slave trader who, following his conversion to Christianity, became an abolitionist, Anglican cleric and hymn writer. The musical focuses on Newton's conversion and subsequent dedication to ending slavery, a journey of self discovery which would inspire him to pen one of the greatest songs of that age, or any other.

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Additional Information


Opening night: 9 October 2014


Suitable for ages 10 and above


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Josh Young as John Newton
Erin Mackey
Tom Hewitt
Chuck Cooper
Chris Hoch
Stanley Bahorek
Harriett D. Foy
Laiona Michelle


Directed by Gabriel Barre
Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli
Music and lyrics by Christopher Smith
Book by Smith and Arthur Giron
Produced by Carolyn Rossi Copeland

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M. Kalich: “Amazing Grace -Phenomenal !!”

Amazing Grace is phenomenal! Extremely well cast and wonderfully performed... more

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