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Amazing Grace sets sail on stage

Theater | John Newton's life in musical form illustrates the cultural fruit of Christianity
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 10/30/14, 02:57 pm

If you were writing a musical about the life of “Amazing Grace” hymn-writer John Newton, the slave-trader-turned-pastor, would you hinge the plot on his conversion to Christianity, his pining love for Polly Catlett, or his condemnation of the slave trade?

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John Newton headed to Broadway?

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by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/06/14, 03:59 pm

Amazing perseverance! Variety reported Tuesday that a new musical, Amazing Grace, will have its world premiere this October, presented by Broadway in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre in the Windy City. Variety said the musical “has all the earmarks of a show with New York in its sights.”

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Gerry Goodstein

The Great Divorce

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by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

It takes a good deal of cunning to “steal past watchful dragons,” but Max McLean’s stage production of The Great Divorce rises to the challenge, raising questions of eternal significance with disarming ease, showcasing McLean’s commitment to creating culture from a Christian worldview.

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