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TDF, Paper Mill Playhouse create autism-friendly theater performances

Here are some of the tweets about the Theater Development Fund's first autism-friendly version of a Broadway play.
Here are some of the tweets about the Theater Development Fund’s first autism-friendly version of a Broadway play.

Today’s Broadway matinee of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” was re-created for people with autism and was a hit. Let’s hope more Broadway shows do the same. Paper Mill Playhouse in NJ is offering its second autism-friendly performance  on Dec. 23 for its holiday production of “Elf.”

If interested in taking someone with a disability to “Elf,” here are more details that also include sign-interpreted, open-captioned and audio-described performances, according to a recent Paper Mill press release.

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Paper Mill Playhouse single tickets on sale for 2014-15 season

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, is well known for its lush, classy, reverent productions of mostly classic Broadway musicals. Has been for years, which is one of its problems. How many times does — even a theater lover — want to see a traditional revival of “South Pacific” “Fiddler” or “Dolly” ? A new interpretation, yes, maybe, but will it fill the 1200-seat space. When the Playhouse took a chance on an innovative  production, I saw audiences walking out at intermission.

But things have changed in the past decade since Mark Hoebee, now producing artistic director, started working there, and Michael Gennaro, from Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, became Paper Mill’s president and CEO.

They produced “Happy Days, the Musical,” “Little House on the Continue reading Paper Mill Playhouse single tickets on sale for 2014-15 season