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'Amazing Grace' Offers Moving Summer Theater

Sorry, folks. I’ve been slacking a little on the blog front after getting distracted by some poetry writing (a good distraction, of course). But I promise to get back into the swing of things this month. 429 more words

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Backstage on Broadway: Story behind 'Amazing Grace' comes to life in new musical

It’s a song that transcends generations, an anthem almost everyone’s heard, but the story behind it is not as well know.

“I was like wow, this is the stuff that amazing musicals are made out of,” Josh Young said. 475 more words

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AMAZING GRACE

Book by Christopher Smith & Arthur Giron

Music and lyrics by Christopher Smith

Directed by Gabriel Barre

AMAZING GRACE has almost all the ingredients it needs to be a topnotch show: high seas adventure, romance, historic content, a humanistic message and a feel-good ending. 606 more words

New 'Amazing Grace' Podcast

Sara welcomes playwright Karl O’Brian Williams to discuss the new Broadway musical Amazing Grace. We talk about how the show’s portrayal of race and slavery fits into a broader history of race on stage, and whether its ‘conversion’ story is worth watching. 40 more words

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The Reviews for Amazing Grace are In...

The reviews for Amazing Grace are in and ouch! With music by a newcomer to the stage, Christopher Smith, and a book by Mr. Smith and Arthur Giron, the critics found the show clunky, uninteresting, melodramatic, overly-sentimental and soapboxy.  397 more words

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