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On Sunday, April 24, TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative presented an autism-friendly performance of the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. This performance concludes TDF’s fifth season of autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows.
The Autism Theatre Initiative makes theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, as well as their families. To make this performance autism-friendly, TDF worked with The King and I’s production team to make slight adjustments to the show including the reduction of jarring sounds and lighting. In addition to these modifications to the show, there are also quiet and activity areas in the theatre’s lobby area for audience members.
The other autism-friendly performances this season were The Lion King (September 27, 2015), Wicked (February 7, 2016) and Aladdin (March 6, 2016).
Learn more about TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative or to sign up to receive announcements about upcoming autism-friendly performances.
See a gallery of photos from this performance.