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Autism-friendly Performance of "Curious Incident" on Broadway

December 07, 2014
(New York, N.Y.) - The Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative presented its first-ever autism-friendly performance of a non-musical Broadway play, the National Theatre’s production, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME,  at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The specially-priced performance featured adjusted lighting and sound cues and there was a special break room for anyone who wished to leave their seats during the performance.
The play centers around 15-year-old Christopher Boone, a math genius with autism. The play is an adaptation of the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon.

Today's performance was possible thanks to the generosity of the National Theatre America office and the following funders of the American Associates of the National Theatre: Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Autism Speaks, and an anonymous donor. And to a grant from New York Collaborates for Autism with the proceeds from Comedy Central's 2012 Night of Too Many Stars, with additional thanks to Laura and Harry Slatkin for their support.

Thanks to the Theatre Development Fund (TDF), there have been several autism-friendly performances to hit Broadway in the past year including Spiderman Musical, 'Into the Woods'Disney Junior Live and The Lion King.