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 love the old classic hymn, love historical musicals, and love a good production value.
Don't see it if it takes a lot to hold your attention. It is a bit slow at times, and can lose the audience.
See it if You love new Broadway musicals in the classic style, top caliber Broadway talent, mind boggling special effects, an inspirational story
Don't see it if If the true and honest portrayal of slavery will make you uncomfortable, or being confronted with racial issues that still exist.
See it if You like historical fiction. Also there is a really cool scene underwater
Don't see it if You don't like a musical that is a bit cheesy. Also the music is very slow and mellow.
See it if You're interested in the story of the slave trader-turned-abolitionist who wrote the song 'Amazing Grace.' And if you love Chuck Cooper
Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy, or don't like historicals
See it if The storyline was wonderful, the acting was great, the music exquisite, the stage was magical. I loved this play and would see it again.
Don't see it if If you lose interest quickly, fall asleep during movies and shows you may snooze thru it because there are slow parts and confusing scenes.
See it if You want a new perspective on slavery.
Don't see it if you are against religious re-birth shows or you don't like shows about slavery.
See it if you enjoy history, gorgeous singing, forgiveness, and inspiration. The greatest hymn every written.
Don't see it if you need flashy, gimmicky entertainment.
See it if you like historical pieces, you appreciate great staging, you are looking for a positive message, you love the namesake song
Don't see it if you want in-depth characters and detailed storytelling - the show lacks.
See it if Unfortunately, this great musical was cancelled, but we were able to see it before it left Broadway.....amazing story, singing great!
Don't see it if Because you can't....hope they can bring it back...so worth it!
See it if You like learning some history behind the hymn, and if you like great singing.
Don't see it if You don't like historically based shows.
See it if You want to learn more about the origins to the song "Amazing Grace" and slavery. Amazing voices
Don't see it if You don't care for anything about the history of slavery
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