PHOTO CALL: Theatre Development Fund Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theater Initiative offered the first autism-friendly performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark April 27 with a sold out 2pm matinee.

The performance, which takes place at the Foxwoods Theatre during Autism Awareness Month and is presented through TDF's Accessibility Programs (TAP), illustrates TDF's commitment to continue to present autism-friendly performances in New York City. The first-ever autism-friendly performance of The Lion King was held Oct. 2, 2011. Mary Poppins and Elf have also participated in the program.

For these performances, TDF purchases every seat in the theatre for sale at discount prices to families whose members include individuals on the autism spectrum.

Here's a look at the Spider-Man performance:

For more information about TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative, visit