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Josh Young, Erin Mackey, and More Preview Broadway's Amazing Grace

Chuck Cooper and Tom Hewitt also star in the new musical about the world’s most famous hymn.

Erin Davie and Josh Young star in the new Broadway musical Amazing Grace.
Erin Mackey and Josh Young star in the new Broadway musical Amazing Grace.
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The stars of Broadway's Amazing Grace met the press at 54 Below on Tuesday, June 2, to offer a preview concert of the new musical's score. After a 2014 out-of-town tryout at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre, the production moves to the Nederlander Theatre on June 25, with opening night set for July 16.

Written by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, 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, the show follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement. Gabriel Barre directs.

The company is led by Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Erin Mackey (Chaplin), Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life), 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.

Check out TheaterMania's photos from the event in the gallery below.

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