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THE LION KING, COME FROM AWAY, WICKED and ALADDIN to Continue TDF's Autism-Friendly Broadway LineupTHE LION KING, COME FROM AWAY, WICKED and ALADDIN to Continue TDF's Autism-Friendly Broadway Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts which celebrates its 50th year of service in 2018, today announced their full seventh season of autism-friendly performances.  (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Feature Open Caption PerformancesCleveland Play House to Feature Open Caption Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) has been selected for a two-year partnership with Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) National Open Captioning Initiative (NOCI) to sponsor open captioned performances during the upcoming 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative Announces New Sponsorships Across the U.S.TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative Announces New Sponsorships Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative (NOCI), which offers two-year partnerships with regional theatres and performing arts centers across the United States to sponsor open captioned performances, has announced the theatres that will receive their first year of sponsorship to help expand their access objectives during the 2017-18 season. (more...)

TDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway's CATSTDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway's CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI), which presents autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for an audience of families with children and adults on the autism spectrum, launches its seventh season with the first-ever autism-friendly performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats. (more...)

Reps from Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, NY Deaf Theatre and More Slated for TDF's Accessibility SymposiumReps from Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, NY Deaf Theatre and More Slated for TDF's Accessibility Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will host an accessibility symposium, "TDF Access for NYC Theatre" on Monday, April 24 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Broadway's LION KING, ALADDIN and More to Offer Autism Friendly Performances This YearBroadway's LION KING, ALADDIN and More to Offer Autism Friendly Performances This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, today announced their sixth season of autism-friendly performances presented through its Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) for 2016-17.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's THE KING AND I Partners with TDF for Autism-Friendly PerformancePhoto Flash: Broadway's THE KING AND I Partners with TDF for Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Yesterday, Sunday April 24, Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) Autism Theatre Initiative presented the first autism-friendly performance of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Broadway's THE KING AND I to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance in AprilBroadway's THE KING AND I to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Sunday April 24, 3:00pm matinee performance of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street, NYC) completes the fifth season of autism-friendly performances presented by TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI). The other autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows this season are The Lion King (September 27, 2015), Wicked (February 7, 2016) and Aladdin (March 6, 2016). (more...)

WICKED, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Set for TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative's 5th SeasonWICKED, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Set for TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative's 5th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts today announced their fifth season of autism-friendly performances presented through its Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) for 2015-16.  This season's slate of autism-friendly Broadway matinee performances will be: The Lion King on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Minskoff Theatre, Wicked on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Gershwin Theatre, and Aladdin on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Additional performances may be added later in the season. (more...)

ORDINARY DAYS Performance Benefits Autism Theatre Initiative TonightORDINARY DAYS Performance Benefits Autism Theatre Initiative Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Ordinary Days will be performed to benefit the Autism Theatre Initiative tonight, April 14th & Monday April 20th at 9:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.This musical tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives intersect in their search for happiness, success, and love. (more...)

ORDINARY DAYS Performances to Benefit Autism Theatre Initiative, 4/14 & 20ORDINARY DAYS Performances to Benefit Autism Theatre Initiative, 4/14 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Ordinary Days will be performed to benefit the Autism Theatre Initiative on Tuesday April 14th & Monday April 20th at 9:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.This musical tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives intersect in their search for happiness, success, and love. (more...)

ORDINARY DAYS to benefit Autism Theatre Initiative at Laurie Beechman Next MonthORDINARY DAYS to benefit Autism Theatre Initiative at Laurie Beechman Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Ordinary Days, a musical by Adam Gwon, will be performed for 2 nights only to benefit Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Tuesday April 14th & Monday April 20th at 9:30pm. (more...)

First-Ever Autism-Friendly Performance of ALADDIN Set for This SundayFirst-Ever Autism-Friendly Performance of ALADDIN Set for This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

This Sunday March 8, 1:00pm matinee performance of Disney's Tony Award-winning musical, Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) completes the fourth season of autism-friendly performances presented by TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI). The other autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows presented this past season have been The Lion King, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Matilda. (more...)

THE LION KING to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance, 9/28THE LION KING to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

On Sunday September 28 at 1pm, Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) will present the fourth autism-friendly performance of Disney's landmark musical The Lion King (which just celebrated its 7,000th performance on Broadway). Tickets which were sold through ATI on TDF's website sold out in only three days, thus underscoring the popularity of the show with families with children on the autism spectrum, as well as the need for access for this underserved community. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tovah Feldshuh, Melissa Errico & More Celebrate TDF at Spring GalaPhoto Coverage: Tovah Feldshuh, Melissa Errico & More Celebrate TDF at Spring Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 4, 2014

Just last night, Tovah Feldshuh hosted the Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) 2014 Gala, which celebrated the 35th season of TDF's Accessibility Programs (TAP). TAP are TDF's services for people with physical disabilities, as well as individuals on the autism spectrum. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Autism-Friendly Performance of DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR! PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE on 4/19Tickets Now On Sale for Autism-Friendly Performance of DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR! PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE on 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

TDF's Autism Theater Initiative (ATI) announces that tickets are currently on sale for the first ever autism-friendly performance of Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure, on Saturday, April 19 at 11am at the Theater at Madison Square Garden (Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, NY). Tickets for this performance, which runs 90 minutes long with one 15 minute intermission, range from $32 to $69 each and are currently on sale exclusively at www.tdf.org/disneyjrliveontour. (more...)

TDF Brings 450 Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students to CINDERELLA TodayTDF Brings 450 Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students to CINDERELLA Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Over 450 elementary and secondary school students who are either deaf or hard of hearing from 17 schools in the tri-State region, will attended one of the next three Wednesday matinee performances of the hit musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. Three upcoming matinee performances (today, October 30, November 6 and 13) of the show will be simultaneously sign language interpreted and open captioned by TDF's Accessibility Programs (TAP), which is bringing the students with mild to severe hearing loss to the theatre through their 'Access for Young Audiences' program. Additionally, earlier this month, TAP brought 100 students who are blind or have low vision to the Wednesday matinee performance on October 9, which featured audio description. (more...)

TDF to Bring 450 Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students to CINDERELLA, 10/30, 11/6 & 13TDF to Bring 450 Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students to CINDERELLA, 10/30, 11/6 & 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Over 450 elementary and secondary school students who are either deaf or hard of hearing from 17 schools in the tri-State region, will attended one of the next three Wednesday matinee performances of the hit musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. Three upcoming matinee performances (October 30, November 6 and 13) of the show will be simultaneously sign language interpreted and open captioned by TDF's Accessibility Programs (TAP), which is bringing the students with mild to severe hearing loss to the theatre through their 'Access for Young Audiences' program. Additionally, earlier this month, TAP brought 100 students who are blind or have low vision to the Wednesday matinee performance on October 9, which featured audio description. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Open-Captioned Performances for 'VANYA AND SONIA' & MoreBerkeley Rep Announces Open-Captioned Performances for 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

As Berkeley Repertory Theatre prepares to open a new season of exhilarating plays, the Theatre today announces that it will partner with Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a New York-based nonprofit organization, to offer open-captioned performances during its 2013-14 season. This state-of-the-art technology will allow Berkeley Rep to open its doors to a wider community by making performances accessible to patrons with hearing loss. Open captioning will be available for one performance of every show. For Nina Raine's off-Broadway sensation Tribes - about a young deaf man finding his place in a cacophonous family and a bewildering world - Berkeley Rep will offer three open-captioned performances. (more...)

THE LION KING, SPIDER-MAN and WICKED to Offer 2013-14 TDF Autism Theatre Initiative PerformancesTHE LION KING, SPIDER-MAN and WICKED to Offer 2013-14 TDF Autism Theatre Initiative Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

TDF's Autism Theater Initiative (ATI) announces a slate of autism-friendly performances on Broadway for the 2013-14 theatre season. The Initiative, which operates under the auspices of Theatre Development Fund's Accessibility Programs (TAP), will present autism-friendly performances of three blockbuster Broadway musicals. They are: Disney's THE LION KING on Sunday, September 29, 2013, at 1pm at the Minskoff Theatre; SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Darkon Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 2pm at the Foxwoods Theatre; and WICKED on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 1pm at the Gershwin Theatre. (more...)

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