TAP to Gypsy, Movin' Out, Take Me Out and More This Fall

News   TAP to Gypsy, Movin' Out, Take Me Out and More This Fall The acclaimed revival of Big River — now playing the American Airlines Theatre in a production directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun — is not the only Broadway production accessible to those with hearing loss.

Theatre Development Fund's Theatre Access Project (TAP) recently announced that six Broadway productions will present open-captioned performances this fall. Open-captioned performances feature the show's dialogue projected on a screen to one side of the stage.

The schedule of open-captioned performances follows:

Movin' Out at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, Sept. 3 at 8 PM
Gypsy at the Shubert Theatre, Sept. 10 and 24 at 8 PM
Take Me Out at the Walter Kerr Theatre, Oct. 1 and 2 at 8 PM
Urinetown at the Henry Miller, Oct. 11 at 2 PM and Oct. 15 at 8 PM
The Violet Hour at the Biltmore Theatre, Oct. 25 at 2 PM
Golda's Balcony at the Helen Hayes Theatre, Oct. 31 at 3 PM

Gypsy — starring two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters — will also offer a sign-language interpreted performance of the Styne Laurents-Sondheim musical Sept. 17 at 8 PM. And, the new hit musical at the Golden Theatre, Avenue Q, will offer a sign-language interpreted show Sept. 13 at 8 PM.

TAP provides access to the performing arts for people with physical disabilities. The organization presented the first American Sign Language interpreted performance of a Broadway show in 1980 with the original production of The Elephant Man; the first open-captioned performance on Broadway was 1996's Barrymore. For more information or to join TAP's mailing list, call (212) 221-1103 or visit www.tdf.org.

A scene from an open-captioned performance of <i>Movin' Out</i>.
A scene from an open-captioned performance of Movin' Out. Photo by David LeShay
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