I first read about this new musical, Amazing Grace: The True Story, in a news magazine and was thrilled! The story of how it came to be (nine years in the making!) is fascinating. I’ve been following their website and subscribed to their newsletter so that I could stay up-to-date with the progress. From everything I’ve heard and read, the script and music are Broadway-quality and the cast includes famous Broadway performers from such shows as Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. The story is “The Epic Saga of Storms, Slavery, Romance & Redemption Based on The Life of John Newton.” A CD recording is due to come out sometime next spring I believe, but for now you can listen to the concept recordings.
The World Premiere of the show is scheduled for May 2 – September 29, 2009 at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I just received a limited-time discount code to allow $50 tickets to be purchased for $35! Just mention this discount code when you call the box office to order tickets: AGDIS35
I would sure love to go, but Pennsylvania is a bit of a trip for me, so we’ll have to see if it works out. If you go, you have to promise to tell me all about it!