If you’re not familiar with the story of John Newton (1725-1807), the former slave trader who wrote the song “Amazing Grace” after becoming a Christian, it’s a great story. I loved his short spiritual autobiography. I also highly recommend this dramatized version of his story (also available as a set with the stories of William Wilberforce and Olaudah Equiano), which I’ve listened to numerous times.
Last year, I was intrigued to learn that a new musical about John Newton was playing in Chicago. Now it’s made its way to Broadway, and it officially opens July 16th (previews began last week). If you’re anywhere near New York City, the production was gracious enough to give us a discount code (29r7fx) for performances through September 6th. You can download all the info for the special offer here.
Below is a sneak peak for you, and you can visit the website to learn more about the show. I hope it does well!