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Amazing Opening Night for Josh Young, Chuck Cooper, Erin Mackey, and Amazing Grace

The new Broadway musical celebrated its run at the Nederlander Theatre.

Josh Young and Erin Mackey sing "Amazing Grace" during the curtain call on opening night of Amazing Grace at the Nederlander Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

The new Broadway musical Amazing Grace celebrated its opening night on Thursday, July 16, at the Nederlander Theatre, where the show began previews on June 25. Directed by Gabriel Barre and written by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, Amazing Grace played a 2014 out-of-town tryout at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre.

The musical is based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world's most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption, the show follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement.

Leading the cast are Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Erin Mackey (Chaplin), Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (Little Shop of Horrors), Tom Hewitt (Doctor Zhivago), Chris Hoch (Matilda The Musical), Stanley Bahorek (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Harriett D. Foy (Mamma Mia!), Laiona Michelle (The Book of Mormon national tour), Elizabeth Ward Land (Scandalous), and Rachael Ferrera, all of whom starred in the Chicago production.

The full ensemble is made up of Leslie Becker, Sara Brophy, Rheaume Crenshaw, Miquel Edson, Mike Evariste, Sean Ewing, Savannah Frazier, Christopher Gurr, Allen Kendall, Michael Dean Morgan, Vince Oddo, Oneika Phillips, Clifton Samuels, Gavriel Savit, Dan Sharkey, Bret Shuford, Evan Alexander Smith, Uyoata Udi, Charles E. Wallace, Toni Elizabeth White, and Hollie E. Wright.

Following the show, the cast and their guests headed to Gotham Hall to toast the occasion. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below.

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