Posts Tagged ‘world premiere’

HOW SWEET THE SOUND! Welcoming AMAZING GRACE to Chicago

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

 

The song the world knows, the story it doesn’t. As Chicago anticipates this Pre-Broadway World Premiere, the cast and crew have already graced us with their presence Monday morning at the Cadillac Palace Theater in downtown Chicago. The show, which begins performances October 9, tells a story of love and redemption behind the classic song we’ve all come to know and love.

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(L to R) Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Laiona Michelle and Chris Hoch

 

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound?  Chicago got a taste of the stirring and powerful music at this year’s Summer Concert in Millennium Park. We were lucky enough to experience yet another glimpse of this musical at the Amazing Grace press conference as the ensemble cast performed “We Are Determined” for local press. It is clear this cast is already feeling right at home as they prepare to introduce the show to the world.

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The show ensemble prepares to perform

 

I once was lost, but now I’m found.

The cast traveled from New York City to call Chicago their new home. Because this is a brand new musical, we can only anticipate what these debuting professionals will have in store for us.

Was blind but now I see. Broadway In Chicago welcomes this phenomenal cast as they launch what we can only except to be an inspiring performance with unforgettable and moving songs. We eagerly a wait to be sung back to a time where one song can guide you home…

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AMAZING GRACE tickets now on sale!

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

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Tickets for the pre-Broadway World Premiere musical AMAZING GRACE are now on sale at all Broadway In Chicago box office locations and online!

Based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton (Tony Award nominee Josh Young), 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 father — a slave trader — and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. But when a perilous voyage on the high seas 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.

Visit the AMAZING GRACE show page for information about the show and to purchase tickets.

Interview with Shawna Hamic from “The Last Ship”

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago spoke to Shawna Hamic, who plays Mrs. Dees in the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, and asked her all about what it’s like working with Sting, mastering the very particular accent of Wallsend and the creative process since the show began playing in Chicago.

There are only 7 more performances remaining at the Bank of America Theatre before The Last Ship sails to Broadway – don’t miss this epic event that the Chicago Sun-Times calls “a true masterwork”!

WORLD PREMIERE! Amazing Grace opens in Chicago in October

Posted on: February 4th, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

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Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, a new musical starring Tony Award nominee® Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar) as John Newton, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas’ The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) this fall.  With music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur GironAMAZING GRACE begins performances October 9 and runs through November 2.

AMAZING GRACE is a world premiere 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 (Josh Young), 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 – and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. But when a perilous voyage on the high seas 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.

The Last Ship EXCLUSIVE Pre-Sale

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

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As an EXCLUSIVE offer for our blog readers, you can access tickets to The Last Ship before they go on sale to the public! The new musical from Sting will have its pre-Broadway WORLD PREMIERE at the Bank of America Theatre June 10 – July 13, 2014. Use the offer code SOCIAL when purchasing your tickets.