Complete Casting Announced for Broadway-Bound Musical Amazing Grace, Starring Josh Young
17 Jul 2014
Broadway In Chicago has announced complete casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Amazing Grace, which will begin previews Oct. 9 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre prior to an official opening Oct. 19.
The new musical, which will continue in Chicago through Nov. 2, has music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Smith and Arthur Giron. Gabriel Barre will direct with choreography by Tony winner Christopher Gattelli.
Produced by Carolyn Rossi Copeland and presented by Broadway In Chicago, Amazing Grace, according to press notes, is a "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 (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 – and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart (Erin Mackey)."
Group tickets for 10 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public Aug. 1.
For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.