Look What A Wonder Jesus Has Done
A love story twisted by slavery
St. Clements Theater
423 W. 46th Street at 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
All Tickets $20
To purchase tickets, go to www.nymf.org
Sept 19 @ 8p, Sept 22 @ 5p, Sept 26 @ 9p, Sept 27 @ 5p, Sept 29 @ 9p & Sept 30 @ 4:30p
“I believe that Look What A Wonder will be a significant and important break-through for music in America and for all who care for an understanding of Black people and White people, our shared past and shared destiny.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Nat Turner and Sophie’s Choice
“A gospel Jesus Christ Superstar!”
– The New York Times
“An artistic achievement of the highest quality and merit. An allegory for our time ”
– Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
A story. . .that needs to be told and retold to our children and to all Americans.”
– Oskar Eustis
Artistic Director, Public Theater
Sculpture: “Slave in Revolt” by Karl Broodhagen, Barbados
Photograph by R. Norman Matheny.
Used with the kind permission of the National Cultural Foundation, Barbados Government.
Look What A Wonder Jesus Has Done translates the pathos of slavery into the story of one leader’s struggle for personal redemption and collective justice.
“The production surpasses its strictly gospel roots and bursts into thrilling theatricality…a terrific ensemble and dynamic performances.”
“A refreshingly honest change of pace…soulfelt and true … ”
“…has all the ingredients of a Broadway multi-year run.”
John Budris, Christian Science Monitor
“Roof-raising ensemble numbers … that soar to the heavens…richly evocative.”
FYI ON TITLE CHANGE
The title is taken from an old slave hymn and reflects the fact that Vesey’s conspiracy was largely plotted from within his first independent Black church attended by Slaves and free Blacks. This church line eventually became Mother Emmanuel AME, where in 2015 nine parishioners were massacred by a White Supremest youth during a bible study. However, the composer decided to change the title going forward to Look What A Wonder so as not to confuse the work as being religious or prostelitizing which it never has been. This simple name change then opened the door for Look What A Wonder to be performed at scores schools across the country without restriction or question.