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Kids' Night on Broadway to Spotlight Autism Again in 2009

November 11, 2008

Autism Speaks Co-Founder Suzanne Wright joined Emmy-award winning comedian, talk show host, and actress Rosie O'Donnell at a November 10 press conference in New York announcing the 13th Annual Kids' Night on Broadway, the annual event during which young people ages 6 to 18 can attend a Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Also on hand was actress Didi Conn, a national
spokesperson for Autism Speaks, best known as Frenchie from Grease.

This year, beginning in February, Kids' Night will take place on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month.

wright, singer, rosie

From left, Suzanne Wright, Alison Singer of Autism Speaks, and Rosie O'Donnell

View highlights from the Kids' Night press conference
YouTube Video ~ 2 min.

Kid's Night on Broadway 2009

  • February 3, 4
  • March 3, 4
  • April 7, 8
  • May 5, 6
  • June 2, 3
  • August 4, 5
  • September 6, 7
  • October 6, 7
  • November 3, 4
  • December 1,2

From left, Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League, actor Christopher Jackson of "In the Heights", Suzanne Wright, and Didi Conn

The 2009 Kids' Nights will once again help shine a spotlight on the growing prevalence of autism and the work of Autism Speaks. The Broadway League will include information about autism and Autism Speaks on Kids' Night printed materials, on its websites, and at fanfest events at Madame Tussauds. Kids' Night will also provide an opportunity for more children with autism to attend the theater. For more information, visit