A musical of romance, rebellion, and redemption, based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world's most beloved song. More…
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 — 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.
See it if you see everything on Bway. The story is horrible (slave trade), the characters unlikable, the music and lyrics lousy. Why go???
Don't see it if you have standards. The only good song is Amazing Grace, but its healing powers are unearned. I felt I was "lost" and I wasn't found.
See it if you want to hear the song Amazing Grace (performed almost 2 hours and 20 minutes into the show).
Don't see it if you have the choice of seeing literally anything else or if you want catchy, memorable music.
See it if It's hard to articulate.. Cast was sooo talented and the story is interesting.. It just was not entertaining for whatever reason
Don't see it if Just don't see it unless you want a very expensive nap
See it if you want a plodding history lesson on the evils of slavery.
Don't see it if you've seen Hamilton. That show's genius at turning history into compelling musical theater makes Amazing Grace's faults even more glaring.
See it if you missed church and need a make-up session. The cast is FANTASTIC, the source material is inspiring...but this show is excruciating.
Don't see it if you're put off by pandering and proselytizing in your broadway shows.
See it if you like a musical based on a true story. If you have a strong attachment to the song "Amazing Grace."
Don't see it if you want something riveting.
See it if you like stories that focus on a boring character with no redeeming qualities when there are other characters with more interesting stories
Don't see it if you don't like musicals with a historical context.
See it if Thankfully, this show has closed, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Though I have met people who liked it.
Don't see it if You want to see quality performers, who try. This whole production seemed a bit like a joke. The lead guy, & the writing were POOR quality.
See it if Church hymns are your jam. So much so, that you'll pay $100 and sit through 2.5 hours of "amazing waste" for one epic Broadway sing along.
Don't see it if ...you have anything, and I mean ANYTHING better to do with 2.5 hours of your time.
See it if You are very invested in this story or your own relationship with god
Don't see it if You are not super religious. The show itself is not strong, and most won't relate to the heavy handed religious messages
See it if You don't mind sitting through a ridiculous epic with ho hum music, boring lyrics, and a badly plotted book.
Don't see it if You can get in to see almost anything else on Broadway.
See it if You don't want to know the story of how amazing grace was written and you want to see how the guy who wrote it abused black people
Don't see it if You care about what your ears go through
See it if you want a very dry educational melodrama that talks a lot about slavery without taking much of a stand.
Don't see it if would like more relevant and well-crafted theatre with a message that is actually sustained and not treated with racist undertones.