Amazing Grace: A New Musical National Tour
- AMAZING GRACE BEGINS ITS NATIONAL TOUR THIS FALL
- Museum of the Bible's World Stage Theater in Washington, D.C.
- November 14, 2017 - January 7, 2018
- DIRECTED BY GABRIEL BARRE
- CHOREOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI
- MUSIC AND LYRICS BY CHRISTOPHER SMITH
- BOOK BY CHRISTOPHER SMITH AND ARTHUR GIRON
AMAZING GRACE is a world premiere musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world's most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.
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.
Brimming with emotion and adventure, AMAZING GRACE is an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history's sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.
RAGS: An American Musical
October 6 - December 10, 2017
- Book by Joseph Stein | Music by Charles Strouse
- Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz | Revised book by David Thompson
- Directed by Rob Ruggiero
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.
Annie The Musical
Book by: Thomas Meehan
Music by: Charles Strouse
Lyrics by: Martin Charnin
Directed by: Martin Charnin
Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Annie - with Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and Book by Thomas Meehan - makes its triumphant return to Broadway in a brand new production from Tony, Drama Desk and Pulitzer Prize-winning Director James Lapine and an A-list creative team including Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, Music Director Todd Ellison, Scenic Designer David Korins, Costume Designer Susan Hilferty, Lighting Designer Donald Holder, Sound Designer Brian Ronan and Hair Designer Tom Watson. Casting is by Telsey + Company and Animal Training is by William Berloni.
Annie will be produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Jane Bergére, Roger Berlind, Debbie Bisno, Roy Furman, Stacey Mindich, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Daryl Roth in association with Christina Papagjika/Eva Price.
Freud’s Last Session
New York, Chicago, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Mexico City, Seattle, Atlanta, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Palm Beach
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Tyler Marchant
A few weeks before his death in 1939, Sigmund Freud received a visit from an Oxford professor at his home in London. The identity of the caller is lost to history, but playwright Mark St. Germain imagines that it was a young C.S. Lewis, prior to his fame as a religious philosopher and the author of the Narnia books. In Freud’s Last Session, now playing at New World Stages in New York City, the pioneer of psychoanalysis debates the existence of God with the passionate advocate of Christianity, who has had a conversion from strident atheism.
St. Germain has previously played with history and fiction in such plays as Camping With Henry and Tom (an encounter between Henry Ford and Thomas Edison) and Ears on a Beatle (two FBI agents eavesdropping on John Lennon). Director Tyler Marchant keeps the action moving around set designer Brian Prather's faithful reproduction of Freud's office—complete with the famous couch.