TDF accessible performances in NYC

ASL Interpreting, Audio Description, Open Captioning, and Autism Friendly Performances
Below is a list of upcoming TDF Accessibility Programs 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 TDF Accessibility Programs Member. Please note: you do NOT need to be a member to purchase tickets to Autism Friendly Performances.

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INK

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Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

Manhattan Theatre Club
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 West 47th St., NYC
Tickets: SOLD OUT

It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch (Bertie Carvel) purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy – and ultimately horrify – the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb (Jonny Lee Miller) who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success and the race for the most ink is on! Inspired by real events and a recent hit in London’s West End, James Graham’s electrifying new play comes to Broadway in the exhilarating Almeida Theatre production, directed by Rupert Goold. In its London run, The Guardian called it “riveting,” and Time Out hailed it as “an incredibly brilliant stunner.”

Socrates


Audio Described Performance
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

The Public Theater 
425 Lafayette St., NYC
Tickets: SOLD OUT

  SOCRATES is a witty and endlessly fascinating new drama about a complicated man who changed how the world thought. This powerful new play by actor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Holes, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) is an intellectual thrill ride from the philosopher’s growing prominence in democratic Athens through the military and social upheavals that led to one of the most infamous executions in Western history. Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Junk) directs SOCRATES, a timely and timeless new work that serves as a passionate tribute to the man who continues to inspire us to question authority and defend freedom of belief.

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Happy Talk

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Open Captioned Performance (Provided by The New Group)
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street, NYC
Tickets: SOLD OUT



Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she’s starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother’s home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Marin Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date…matchmaker. In Jesse Eisenberg’s hysterical and devastating play, Happy Talk, he reveals the absurd lengths people go to save themselves in the name of saving others. Presented by The New Group. Happy Talk is the new title for this play, formerly named Yea, Sister!

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Long Lost


Audio Described Performance
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

Manhattan Theatre Club
City Center Stage 1
131 West 55th Street, NYC
Tickets: $51.50

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such works as Time Stands Still and Dinner with Friends returns to MTC with a funny, unsettling, ultimately moving play about the limits of compassion and filial obligation. When troubled Billy appears out-of-the-blue in his estranged brother David’s Wall Street office, he soon tries to re-insert himself into the comfortable life David has built with his philanthropist wife and college-age son. What does Billy really want? Can he be trusted? And how much can family bonds smooth over past rifts? Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes and Proof at MTC) directs this riveting new work from one of today’s greatest observers of modern life, Donald Margulies.

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Kiss Me, Kate

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Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

Studio 54
254 West 54th Street, NYC
Tickets: SOLD OUT

In the constellation of musical comedy masterpieces, Kiss Me, Kate shines as perhaps Broadway's most sparkling achievement. This is the winner of the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical, alive with onstage romance, backstage passion, a hilarious book by Sam and Bella Spewack filled with comedy high and low, a dash of Shakespeare’s Shrew, and the songwriting genius of Cole Porter at his stylish, sexy, sophisticated best, including “Too Darn Hot,” “So In Love” and “Always True To You In My Fashion.” Once again, Roundabout catapults you to musical comedy heaven. Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase, and Corbin Bleu lead the cast in this evening of romance, passion and comedy about a fiery couple of co-stars feuding onstage and off.

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Long Lost

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Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

Manhattan Theatre Club
City Center Stage 1
131 West 55th Street, NYC
Tickets: $51.50


  The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such works as Time Stands Still and Dinner with Friends returns to MTC with a funny, unsettling, ultimately moving play about the limits of compassion and filial obligation. When troubled Billy appears out-of-the-blue in his estranged brother David’s Wall Street office, he soon tries to re-insert himself into the comfortable life David has built with his philanthropist wife and college-age son. What does Billy really want? Can he be trusted? And how much can family bonds smooth over past rifts? Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes and Proof at MTC) directs this riveting new work from one of today’s greatest observers of modern life, Donald Margulies.

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Happy Talk


Audio Described Performance (Provided by The New Group)
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street, NYC
Tickets: $61.00



Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she’s starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother’s home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Marin Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date…matchmaker. In Jesse Eisenberg’s hysterical and devastating play, Happy Talk, he reveals the absurd lengths people go to save themselves in the name of saving others. Presented by The New Group. Happy Talk is the new title for this play, formerly named Yea, Sister!
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King Lear

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Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, June 12 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Cort Theatre
138 West 48th Street, NYC
Tickets: $84.50


King Lear, Shakespeare's masterpiece, is one of the towering works of world literature. In no other play is Shakespeare's tragic vision more terrifyingly clear-- and nowhere in his canon does he create a richer or more complex set of characters. When King Lear divides his kingdom among his three daughters, he sets in motion a cascade of violence that sweeps the civilized world to the brink of chaos, and Lear to the edge of madness. Once every decade or so, a great actor comes to Broadway and gives a performance that reminds us why we go to the theater. Last year, that actor was Glenda Jackson in Three Tall Women. This season, “the best actress alive” (The Guardian) is back on Broadway, and she’s climbing the tallest mountain any actor can climb... Glenda Jackson is King Lear.

Dying City

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Open Captioned Performance (Provided by Second Stage)
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Tony Kiser Theater
305 West 43rd Street, NYC
Tickets: On Sale Soon

Christopher Shinn's intimate and compassionate play, Dying City, is set in a spare Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist from "one of our most provocative and probing playwrights" (The New York Times). The cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell, with direction by Lila Neugebauer.

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We’re Only Alive For A Short Amount Of Time

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Open Captioned Performance 
Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.

The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St., NYC
Tickets: On Sale Soon

 Lortel Award-winning writer/performer David Cale (Harry Clarke) returns to The Public in his musical memoir of hope, family, and transcendence. Under the direction of Tony Award winner Robert Falls (Death of a Salesman) and featuring a six-piece orchestra, WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME reflects on Cale’s memories of growing up, escaping his parents’ fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom, and tending to birds in his backyard animal hospital. Until one day things change.

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Be More Chill

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Open Captioned Performance
Monday, July 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Lyceum Theatre
 149 W 45th St. NYC
Tickets: On Sale Soon

Be More Chill is the coolest new musical about being a loser.
What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving the “perfect life” is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology—but it comes at a cost that’s not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there’s never been a better time in history to be yourself—especially if you’re a loser…geek…or whatever

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