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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

'The Lion King' on Broadway to Host Autism-Friendly Performance

Photo: A scene from the Broadway production of "The Lion King."
Credit: Joan Marcus

I just read this article in the Los Angeles Times that I thought you should know about and enjoy...
"The Lion King" on Broadway will be the first major New York show to host a performance geared specifically for individuals with autism.

The performance, scheduled for Oct. 2, is part of a new pilot program from the Theatre Development Fund called the Autism Theatre Initiative, whose goal is to make theater accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum -- including those with Asperger's syndrome -- and their families.

"The Lion King," based on the popular Disney animated movie, has been running on Broadway since 1997. It won six Tony Awards, including for best musical and director Julie Taymor.