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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ILLYRIA


Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, NYC


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 EXPIRED

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 SOLD OUT 

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.

THE PORTUGUESE KID


Audio Described Performance
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

New York City Center,131 West 55th Street, NYC
Tickets: $51.50 each


In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). 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 (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion. This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the MTC hits Doubt and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.

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.

M. BUTTERFLY

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Court Theatre 138 West 48th Street, NYC
OFFER SOLD OUT

David Henry Hwang’s modern classic, M. Butterfly charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer—a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, east and west—while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit.

Junk is the story of Merkin's assault on American capitalism's holy of holies, the “deal of the decade,” his attempt to takeover an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules. What Merkin sets in motion is nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, pitting every one against themselves. Set over thirty years ago, this is a play about how, while most of us weren't watching, money became the only thing of real value.

JUNK

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Vivian Beaumont Theatre 150 West 65th Street, NYC
Tickets: $78.50 each


It’s 1985. Robert Merkin, the resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell has just landed on the cover of Time Magazine. Hailed as "America's Alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to dizzying heights. Zealously promoting his belief in the near-sacred infallibility of markets, he is trying to re-shape the world.

Junk is the story of Merkin's assault on American capitalism's holy of holies, the “deal of the decade,” his attempt to takeover an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules. What Merkin sets in motion is nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, pitting every one against themselves. Set over thirty years ago, this is a play about how, while most of us weren't watching, money became the only thing of real value.

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR featuring THE ROCKETTES

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performances
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
and
Wednesday, December 13, 207, 5:00 p.m.


Audio Described Performance
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall 1260 Avenues of the Americas, NYC

Tickets: $49-59.00 each

Make time for joy this season at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes presented by Chase. Get your tickets today and choose a date that fits into your holiday schedule. There is no better place than Radio City Music Hall to share joy, laughter, and lasting memories as you take in the legendary precision and grace of the Rockettes. The Christmas Spectacular is sure to become an unforgettable part of your Christmas tradition.

THE PARISIAN WOMAN

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, January 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Hudson Theatre 145 West 44th Street, NYC
OFFER SOLD OUT

The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe, a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and stakes couldn't be higher.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway, NYC
Tickets: $73.00 each


Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!

SpongeBob SquarePants features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, NYC
Tickets: $73.00 each


The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).

THE CHILDREN

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261 West 47th Street, NYC
Tickets: $74.00 each


In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to discover the real reason for her visit.

WICKED


Autism-Friendly Performance
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 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.”

THE BAND'S VISIT

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street, NYC
ON SALE SOON

An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.

THE BOOK OF MORMON

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Eugene O'Neil Theatre 230 West 49th Street, NYC
ON SALE SOON

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.

HAMILTON

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Richard Rogers Theatre 226 West 46th Street, NYC
ON SALE SOON

Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD


Audio Described Performance
Saturday, March 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, NYC
ON SALE SOON

The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).

ALADDIN


Autism-Friendly Performance
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 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?