Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Broadway's "Amazing Grace’ is heading to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC

By Andrew R. Chow
Josh Young, center, in the musical “Amazing Grace” at the Nederlander Theater in 2015. The musical is to open in Washington in November. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
WASHINGTON, DC---The musical “Amazing Grace” struggled to find an audience on Broadway in 2015, but now it will head to friendlier territory: the new Museum of the Bible in Washington. The Christian-themed musical will be the first production at the museum, and it is scheduled to run for eight weeks starting Nov. 18. “Amazing Grace” centers on the British slave trader turned abolitionist John Newton, who wrote the hymn for which musical is named. The musical will now play two blocks away from the National Mall, in the museum’s 472-seat World Stage Theater. The theater will feature a 360-degree mapping system that projects images. Producers for “Amazing Grace” expect that the museum run will be the first leg of a national tour. [link]