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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TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS


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


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 28, 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.

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.

JUNK

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

Vivian Beaumont Theatre 150 West 65th Street, NYC
ON SALE SOON

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
ON SALE SOON

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, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway, NYC
ON SALE SOON

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.

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?