Openings and Previews
This new musical, by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, tells the story behind the famous hymn, as John Newton (Josh Young), a former slave-ship captain, finds musical inspiration during a journey on the high seas. Gabriel Barre directs. In previews. Opens July 16.
Second Stage Uptown presents a play by Fernanda Coppel, directed by Lisa Peterson, in which a female sports agent tries to hold on to a rising basketball star. In previews. Opens July 27.
The Encores! "Off-Center” series concludes with this 2000 musical by Andrew Lippa, a Jazz Age love triangle based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem. Sutton Foster and Steven Pasquale star; Leigh Silverman directs. July 15-18.
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