Bono - Spider-spider Man Stage Show To Have Autism-friendly Overhaul
Bono's Spider-Man musical on Broadway is set to undergo an overhaul to make it accessible to autism sufferers for a special performance to raise awareness of the condition.
Bosses behind Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark have joined forces with staff at the Theatre Development Fund (Tdf), which aims to provide theatre access for all, for a one-off show during America's Autism Awareness Month in April (13).
The adjustments to the production will include a reduction in loud sounds and strobe lighting, which can trigger negative reactions in autism sufferers.
Victoria Bailey, executive director of the Tdf, says, "Watching families experience live theatre together for the first time in an environment that was safe and supportive is a truly emotional and gratifying experience. We could never do this without the co-operation of everyone involved in the productions from the producers to the ushers."
Several other hit Broadway shows, including The Lion King and Mary Poppins, have previously been revamped to make them more autism-friendly.
The performance will take place at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York on 27 April.