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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1984

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Friday, August 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Hudson Theatre 145 West 44th Street, NYC
Tickets: $79.50 each
Offer expired

Following four wildly successful U.K. runs, the “hair-raisingly vivid” (New York Magazine) stage adaptation of George Orwell’s masterpiece comes to New York in what The Huffington Post calls “an unforgettable jolt of high-voltage theatre that is literally shocking.” One of the most widely referenced and best known fiction titles of all time, 1984 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages. Now, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have adapted this iconic novel into “101 minutes of high-energy terror.” (Entertainment Weekly)

KINKY BOOTS

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 West 45th Street, NYC
Tickets: $73.50 each
Offer expires August 2, 2017

Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family’s shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it’s up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies’ shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out “kinky boots” under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?

PRINCE OF BROADWAY

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

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261 West 47th Street, NYC
OFFER SOLD OUT

Prince of Broadway pays tribute to Harold Prince’s 60-year career and examines the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to him creating some of the most beloved theater of all time, including West Side Story, The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Company.

WAITRESS

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 West 47th Street, NYC
Tickets: $84.50 each

Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.

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 expires August 29, 2017

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 expires September 6, 2017

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 expires September 7, 2017

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.

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

OC Performance
Open Captioned Performance
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Imperial Theatre 111 West 44th Street, NYC
Tickets: $79.50 each


Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this "vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical" (NY Times) is "stunning and blazingly original" (Entertainment Weekly) and brings us just inches from Tolstoy’s brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a “heaven-sent fireball" (NY Times) of romance and passion.

Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancée Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption… and to the renewal of his own soul. "One of the decade's best musicals" (Time Out NY), The Great Comet has "rousing music and ravishing performances" (Daily News) with a groundbreaking score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk and electronic dance music with classic Broadway. The Great Comet arrives fresh off its sold-out run in Boston and its critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway premiere. Its renowned creative team has reimagined the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective and an unforgettable experience which is "thrilling, a feast for the senses" (Associated Press) and "inventive, ravishing and full-on romantic" (NY Post).

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 expires September 22, 2017

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 expires September 29, 2017

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.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG


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

Lyceum Theatre 149 West 45th Street, NYC
OFFER ON SALE SOON

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
OFFER ON SALE SOON

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
Tickets: $24.00 each

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





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


OFFERS ON SALE SOON

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
OFFER ON SALE SOON

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 expires October 27, 2017




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.