"Amazing Grace," the new Broadway musical which traces the path of slave trader John Newton, who would write the celebrated title hymn, will play its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on Oct. 25.
At the time of its closing, “Amazing Grace” will have played 24 previews and 114 regular performances.
The musical, which features a score by self-taught musician Pennsylvania youth outreach and education director Christopher Smith, opened July 16, but struggled to find an audience amidst mixed reviews.
According to numbers reported by The Broadway League, last week, the show took in it’s highest gross on Broadway, bringing in $332,663 or 30% of it’s possible $1,097,840.
"We are incredibly disappointed in the show’s performance at the box office on Broadway,” said producer Carolyn Rossi Copeland, in a statement. “The audiences who do come leave the theater uplifted, and we are honored to have introduced the important story of John Newton to the Broadway community.”
“Amazing Grace” stars Tony nominee Josh Young (“Jesus Christ Superstar”), alongside Tony nominee Tom Hewitt (“Dr. Zhivago”), Erin Mackey (“Chaplin”) and Tony winner Chuck Cooper (“Act One”). Direction comes from Gabriel Barre (“The Wild Party”).
A national tour is expected.
Customers who purchased tickets to “Amazing Grace” after the closing date may contact their point of purchase for refunds and exchanges.