Saturday, July 4, 2015

Musical "Amazing Grace" sings of sin and redemption

By Heidi Weiss on October 19, 2014
ILLINOIS---“Amazing Grace,” the stirring musical that received its world premiere Sunday night at the Bank of America Theatre, spins the story of one man’s slow, painful, intensely dramatic moral awakening to the abominations of slavery. An epic historical romance, with a strong undercurrent of the possibility of redemption, it has been artfully produced on the sort of lavish scale you’d expect for a new show by, say, Schonberg and Boublil, the creators of “Les Miserables,” or Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, whose “Ragtime” deals with the notion of racism with similar passion. [link]