A scene from Broadway's The Lion King.
A scene from Broadway's The Lion King.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Theatre Development Fund has announced its upcoming slate of autism-friendly performances, following the season's first autism-friendly offering: a performance of Cats on July 16 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

The rest of the five-show 2017-18 season will include The Lion King on October 1 at the Minskoff Theatre, Come From Away on December 3 at the Schoenfeld Theatre, Wicked on February 4, 2018, at the Gershwin Theatre, and Aladdin on March 4, 2018, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Tickets generally go on sale six to eight weeks before the performance.

"What is most heartening as we go into our seventh season is the growing support we have received from everyone involved in the productions — from producers, general and stage management, backstage crews, front of house staff and the performers. They have all embraced this program," said Victoria Bailey, TDF's executive director. "Additionally, due to the generosity of a variety of funders we are able provide several hundred tickets for each performance for those who cannot afford them, thus helping TDF with its mission of making theatre accessible to everyone."

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