A musical stage play of John Newton’s story is picked up by a Tony-winning company
Amazing Grace, a new musical based on the life of John Newton, has been picked up by Goodspeed Musicals, sort of a Broadway “training ground” in Connecticut. The show will run May 17-June 10 at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT.
Nineteen Goodspeed productions have transferred to Broadway, receiving more than a dozen Tony Awards. The company is billing Amazing Grace like this: “Storms. Slavery. Romance. Redemption. Prepare to be swept away by this epic musical saga about John Newton, a rebellious slave trader, and the woman who never lost faith in him. While fighting the raging seas and his own despair, Newton’s life is suddenly transformed — igniting a quest to end the scourge of slavery. Based on a true story of the man who penned the world’s most recognizable song, it’s a powerful musical you will never forget.”
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SOURCE: Christianity Today