Wednesday, June 22, 2011

'Lion King' to Test Autism-Friendly Performance on Broadway

Came across this on the Orlando Sentinel's Theater Blog. Hadn't heard a word about it but bravo to the Theatre Development Fund.

With autism affecting a growing number of families, I thought this was interesting: The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) is testing a new program, called the Autism Theatre Initiative, to make theater accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families.
And how appropriate that the first Broadway show to test an autism-friendly performance is a show with strong child appeal: Disney's "The Lion King." The Oct. 2 matinee of "The Lion King" at the Minskoff Theatre (200 W. 45th St., New York) will be modified to better suit those with autism and related conditions.

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