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Two more autism-friendly shows planned for Broadway

Last October, the producers of The Lion King staged an experimental, one-shot adaptation of the show geared to autistic children. The lighting was somewhat subdued, the soundtrack was turned down a bit, and there were quiet areas inside the theater with beanbag chairs, coloring books, and autism experts keeping the peace. The show was enough of a success that now two more shows are planned, a matinee of Mary Poppins in April and an encore of The Lion King in October. (FULL ARTICLE: Mark Kennedy, AP)

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