Courtesy of Daily Herald
Broadway in Chicago on Monday announced a fall 2014 season that will include world premieres from Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, along with recent Broadway hits “Newsies” and “Cinderella” in their North American tours.
Fall productions begin Oct. 9 at the Bank of America Theatre, with Smith and Giron’s world premiere of the musical “Amazing Grace,” starring Josh Young, who played Judas Iscariot in the recent Broadway revival of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Young plays composer John Newton in this coming-of-age-tale about a young man torn between following in the footsteps of his slave trader father or adopting the more enlightened views of his childhood sweetheart.
Next up is “Dee Snider’s Rock and Roll Christmas Tale” (Nov. 4, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015). Snider wrote and stars in this holiday show about a heavy metal band whose members are so determined to make it, they sell their souls in order to achieve their dreams of stardom.