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Amazing Grace

First Preview: May 04, 2015

Opening Date: May 04, 2015

Closing Date: Oct 25, 2015

Running Time: 02:25

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Playing @

Nederlander Theatre

208 W 41st St New York, NY 10036

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Amazing Grace, a new musical, features music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I). 

Amazing Grace is 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 that gave birth to the abolitionist movement.

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 – and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart (Erin Mackey). 

The cast for Amazing Grace on Broadway will include members of the show’s acclaimed, sold-out world premiere in Chicago: Tony Award nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Erin Mackey (NY Philharmonic's concert production of Sweeney Todd, Chaplin), Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (Act One, The Life), Chris Hoch (Matilda, Far From Heaven), Stanley Bahorek (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Big River), Harriett D. Foy (Mamma Mia!, Crowns), Laiona Michelle (The Book of Mormon national tour), Rachael Ferrera (Broadway debut), and Elizabeth Ward Land (Scandalous, The Green Heart). 

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

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Quotation Mark

Amazing Grace,” the stirring musical that received its world premiere Sunday night at the Bank of America Theatre, spins the story of one man’s slow, painful, intensely dramatic moral awakening to the abominations of slavery. An epic historical romance, with a strong undercurrent of the possibility of redemption, it has been artfully produced on the sort of lavish scale you’d expect for a new show by, say, Schonberg and Boublil, the creators of “Les Miserables,” or Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, whose “Ragtime” deals with the notion of racism with similar passion.

------Chicago Sun-Times

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The singing is excellent — call it the show’s saving grace. Mr. Hewitt and Mr. Cooper, both stalwart musical theater veterans, give forceful renderings of their minimally drawn characters. Ms. Mackey’s pure, radiant soprano delights the ear, and she infuses Mary with a touching sincerity that helps make convincing the rather unnatural moral perfection of her character. Mr. Young’s tenor matches Ms. Mackey’s in its bright, limpid richness

------New York Times

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Box Office

Box Office Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm.Sunday: 11:30 am to 6 pm


Times Square Garage 220 West 41st St (7th and 8th Aves) (212) 730-1777

Directions Bus

M104, M10, M6, M7 or M42


An accessible restroom is available on the orchestra level. Other Restroom available on the Mezzanine level.

Directions Subway

Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R or S train to Times Square.Take the A, C, or E to Port Authority.






Pay phone in lobby.

Folding Armrests


Water Fountain

2 water fountains located in lobby.

Assisted Listening System

Hearing devices are available.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair accessible seating is available through the Box Office only.

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R or S train to Times Square.Take the A, C, or E to Port Authority.

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By Bus:

M104, M10, M6, M7 or M42