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Broadway's Amazing Grace to Record Cast Album

The production stars Josh Young, Erin Mackey, and Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper.

Josh Young as John Newton in Broadway's Amazing Grace.
Josh Young as John Newton in Broadway's Amazing Grace.
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The cast of the new Broadway musical Amazing Grace, playing at the Nederlander Theatre through October 25, will record a cast album on November 2. DMI Soundtracks will record the album, which will be available in January 2016. The recording will be produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti.

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 before opening in New York on July 16. The show is based on the true story behind the world's most beloved song — a story of romance, rebellion, and redemption, that follows one man whose journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement.

The cast features 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 also features 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.

The musical has also announced plans for a national tour, which is being planned by Troika Entertainment. Additional details on the tour will be announced at a later date.

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