Apple Tree, Spring Awakening and More to Offer Open-Captioned Performances

News   Apple Tree, Spring Awakening and More to Offer Open-Captioned Performances
 
Theatre Development Fund’s Theatre Access Project (TAP) will present a host of open-captioned performances of New York plays and musicals over the next few months.

Open-captioned performances, introduced on Broadway in 1996, feature an electronic text display that is placed on the side of the stage. The display not only shows what the actors are saying, but also describes any stage sound effects. More than 300 open-captioned performances have been offered since the program began.

The following shows will offer open-captioned performances:

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn at 37 Arts: Jan. 14, 2007 at 3 PM

The Apple Tree at Studio 54: Feb. 22 at 8 PM

Spring Awakening at the Eugene O'Neill: March 4 at 2 PM Translations at the Biltmore: March 10 at 2 PM

Those interested in attending these Theatre Access Project performances should call (212) 221-1103 or (212) 719-4537 or e-mail tap@tdf.org. For more information visit www.tdf.org/tap.

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The 1980 production of The Elephant Man was the first Broadway show to feature a sign language-interpreted performance, and 1996's Barrymore was the first to offer an open-captioned performance.

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