Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit in NYC
In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of "The Lion King" on Broadway, is a free interactive exhibit between now and December 16, where you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer of "The Lion King," Julie Taymor.
Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.
LEARN MORE about the Exhibit - special events, promos and more!
Check out some of the Disney Stars who have visited the exhibit!
Tia Mowry ("The Mistle-Tones")
Kaitie Leclerc ("Switched At Birth")
Kaitlyn Jenkins ("Bunheads")
Sheila Gibbs - Former Lion King Cast Member (Rafiki)
Adam Jacobs - Former Lion King Cast Member (Simba)
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I-Caption and D-Scriptive Devices Come to Minskoff and Nederlander Theatres
I-Caption, a revolutionary text-based system by Sound Associates Inc., provides the entire script of the show – including character names – as it unfolds in performance, via a hand-held polarized video screen. D-Scriptive provides an extremely thorough audio description of a show on a hand-held unit for blind and low-vision patrons. Both services are integrated into the show’s light and electrical cueing system so that the commentary keeps pace with the action onstage. These services are provided for every performance, and evolved from the Infrared Listening System, for which Sound Associates Inc. won a Tony® Award in 1979.
“Here at Disney Theatrical Productions we are in the business of exceeding our guests’ expectations,” said Dana Amendola, VP, Operations, Disney Theatrical Productions. “This wonderful Initiative will help ensure our commitment by offering our deaf, blind and hard-of-hearing patrons an even greater opportunity to experience the magic of Broadway.”
“With revolutionary new technology, we are able to introduce special accessibility services to every single performance, thus enabling children in body and at heart to enjoy these productions,” states Anne Tramon, VP of Sound Associates Inc., the company that created the technology. “As a result of this Initiative, we are able to expand these services to more productions until they are, one day, standard.”