TAP sponsored performances in NYC

ASL Interpreting, Audio Description, Open Captioning, and Autism Friendly Theatre
Below is a list of upcoming TAP sponsored performances in New York with ASL Interpreting, Audio Description, Open Captioning, or are Autism Friendly. Discounted tickets to these performances are available for purchase to members of TAP. Find out if you're eligible to become a TAP member. Please note: you do NOT need to be a TAP member to purchase tickets to Autism-Friendly performances.

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Majestic Theatre 247 West 44th Street, NYC
Tickets: $77.50 each

OFFER EXPIRED 

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted into countless films, The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. As Christine’s star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man. Audiences agree—The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway’s longest-running hit. Ever.

THE LION KING

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Minskoff Theatre 200 West 45th Street, NYC
OFFER SOLD OUT

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.

THE BOOK OF MORMON

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Eugene O'Neill Theatre 230 West 49th Street, NYC
Tickets: $89.00 each
OFFER EXPIRED 

The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble. Upon their arrival in Africa, Elders Price and Cunningham learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected.

THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Belasco Theatre 111 West 44th Street, NYC
Tickets: $74.50 each
OFFER EXPIRED

The Terms of My Surrender is described as "an exhilarating, subversive one-man guaranteed to take audiences on a ride through the United States of Insanity, explaining once and for all how the f*** we got here, and where best to dine before crossing with the Von Trapp family over the Canadian border."

THE PORTUGUESE KID

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

New York City Center, Stage 1: 131 W 55th Street, NYC
OFFER SOLD OUT

In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti. Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother, a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.


THE LION KING


Autism-Friendly Performance
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Minskoff Theatre 200 West 45th Street, NYC
OFFER SOLD OUT

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS


Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, NYC
Tickets: $24.00 each

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
OFFER SOLD OUT




Audio Described Performance
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
OFFER SOLD OUT 

Following its critically-acclaimed and sold-out run last season, the uplifting and richly funny TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS returns to the Public’s larger Newman Theater with Academy Award-nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) reprising the role of Sugar. Based on the best-selling book by author Cheryl Strayed (Wild), the play TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS was praised by The New York Times as “an ideal catharsis” and “handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, hope & forgiveness.”

Thousands of people wrote letters asking for advice from an anonymous online columnist named Sugar, who drew from her own life experiences to answer in a candid, often brutally honest exchange. It was later revealed that Sugar was Cheryl Strayed. Vardalos adapts the book, weaving together the real letters to explore the monstrous beauty, unfathomable dark and glimmering light which are at the heart of being human.

Tony Award winner Thomas Kail (Dry Powder, Hamilton) directs this “incredibly moving” (Time Out) play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answer.

SWEENEY TODD

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performances
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
and
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
- SOLD OUT


Audio Described Performance
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:30 p.m.


Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow Street, NYC
Tickets: $71.00 each - not including pie
$93.50 each - including pie

Offer expires three weeks before the performance.

Tooting Arts Club’s acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd comes to New York City following sold-out runs in London where the show debuted in Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, the oldest continuously operating pie shop in Britain. Former White House Executive Pastry Chef William “Bill” Yosses – dubbed “the Crust Master” by President Barack Obama – will serve as the production’s official pie maker throughout the New York run.

Of this production, the Times of London said that “No matter how big a Stephen Sondheim fan you are, you’ve never seen Sweeney Todd served up quite like this.” The Times also called it “funny, gripping, unnerving and unforgettable” while the Financial Times called it “an irresistible tasty treat” and The Stage said it’s “a shattering unmissable production.”

PRE-SHOW PIE & MASH
When selecting and purchasing most seats, you have the option to buy tickets that include pie and mash cooked fresh daily. For an additional $22.50 on top of the price of your ticket, you will get one pie (meat or veg), a generous helping of mashed potato with an optional parsley sauce known as “liquor” and a beer, glass of wine, or non-alcoholic beverage. Pie and mash will be served communally in the pie-shop one hour and fifteen minutes prior to each performance and last pies will be served 30 minutes prior to performance.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE


Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, NYC
Tickets: $24.00 each


Audio Described Performance
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
Offer expires September 22, 2017



OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
OFFER SOLD OUT

Elevator Repair Service, the Obie-winning company behind Gatz — “the most remarkable achievement in theater of this decade” (The New York Times) — returns to The Public to celebrate their 25th season with a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

With athletic theatricality and Marx-Brothers-inspired slapstick, the ERS ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th-century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play’s combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief, and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company’s unique performance style with the Bard’s exquisitely lyrical language. ERS Founder and Artistic Director John Collins directs.

MISS SAIGON


Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway, NYC
 

In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There, she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG


ASL Interpreted Performance
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Lyceum Theatre 149 West 45th Street, NYC
 

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a Broadway show—a ramshackle set, a leading lady with a concussion, and a corpse that can’t play dead. It’s a classic murder mystery… and it’s a mystery how it ever got to Broadway!

COME FROM AWAY

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street, NYC
Tickets: $88.50 each
OFFER SOLD OUT

Come From Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander’s air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we’re all part of a global family.

OEDIPUS EL RAY


Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, NYC
Tickets: $24.00 each


Audio Described Performance
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Offer expires October 6, 2017



OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
OFFER SOLD OUT

Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro (Electricidad, Straight as a Line).

Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he’s spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what’s fate, and what’s just the system?

ILLYRIA


Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, NYC

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
OFFER SOLD OUT




Audio Described Performance
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:30 p.m.


 

The New York Times has called Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson’s plays “a triumph of civic theater.” This season, the writer-director of the acclaimed Apple Family plays and last season’s The Gabriels returns to 425 Lafayette to reveal a forgotten chapter of the Public Theater’s own history.

It is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new ‘palace of art’. And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds and anger from the city’s powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park.

From the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade, comes a drama about a different kind of family – one held together by the simple and incredibly complicated belief that the theater, and the city, belong to all of us.

ALADDIN

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

New Amsterdam Theatre 214 West 42nd Street, NYC
Tickets: $70.00 each
Offer expires October 25, 2017

In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father’s desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan’s right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there’s a lamp, there’s a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin’s new identity as “Prince Ali” help him win Jasmine’s heart and thwart Jafar’s evil plans? Will the Genie’s wish for freedom ever come true?

OFFICE HOUR


Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, NYC
Tickets: $24.00 each

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
OFFER SOLD OUT




Audio Described Performance
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Offer expires November 10, 2017

Playwright Julia Cho (Durango, The Language Archive) returns to the Public with a taut new drama about a teacher and student desperate to change the narrative of who they are and how their story ends.

Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether he’s a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours.

But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that “good” versus “bad” is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed.

Neel Keller (The Nether, Forever) directs this inventive, penetrating new drama about a single day that could end in tragedy or hope -- and the endless possibilities in between.

COME FROM AWAY


Autism-Friendly Performance
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street, NYC
Visit www.tdf.org/autism for more information.

Come From Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander’s air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we’re all part of a global family.

WICKED


Autism-Friendly Performance
Sunday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Gershwin Theatre 222 West 51st Street, NYC
Visit www.tdf.org/autism for more information.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

ALADDIN


Autism-Friendly Performance
Sunday, March 4, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

New Amsterdam Theatre 214 West 42nd Street, NYC
Visit www.tdf.org/autism for more information.

In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father's desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan's right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there's a lamp, there's a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin's new identity as Prince Ali help him win Jasmine's heart and thwart Jafar's evil plans? Will the Genie's wish for freedom ever come true?