AMAZING GRACE: The Broadway Musical begins its National Tour this Fall!
AMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.
John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, John embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds John in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home.
Brimming with emotion and adventure, AMAZING GRACE is an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom”.
Amazing Grace: The Musical makes its first stop of its national tour at the newly opened Museum of the Bible! Purchase your tickets here.
Paired with the Musical, an extensive exhibit in the Museum displays how the famous hymn crossed the Atlantic, reaching depths far beyond its originating small parish in England and how it has become America’s most beloved song. In partnership with the Library of Congress, the exhibit shows the journey and development of the tune in America through the 20th and 21st century, resulting in covers of Amazing Grace by over 60 pop culture artists.