The first Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker stars Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, iconic roles made famous by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke in the Tony Award-winning play and landmark feature film adaptation. Set in the South in the 1880s, The Miracle Worker tells the story of real-life Medal of Freedom winner Helen Keller, who suddenly lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months, and the extraordinary teacher who taught her to communicate with the world, Annie Sullivan.
From Sketch to Stage: 'The Miracle Worker' (NY Times; Audio Slide Show)
Derek McLane talks about the challenges of designing a set in the round.
Hitting Broadway, Punching and Slapping (NY Times)
What do you do when your character can't talk, see or hear? Abigail Breslin learns for the Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker.
Video: A Blind Photographer and 'The Miracle Worker' (NY Times)
A look at the creative process of John Dugdale, a blind photographer who shot the advertising campaign for the Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker.
Vision-Impaired Girl Gets Helen Keller Understudy Role (NY Times)
A vision-impaired girl has been cast as the understudy for the role of Helen Keller in coming Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker, to the delight of advocates for disabled actors.
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Assistive Listening System:
Reservations are not necessary, but please arrive early. Drivers license or ID with printed address required.
I-Caption - a ground-breaking hand-held captioning system for theatergoers who are deaf or hard of hearing, displays verbatim texts of the entire show in real time, including staging, announcements and show information at every performance. To reserve this service, or for further information, call Sound Associates at 212-582-7678 or 800-876-0802; or e-mail ICaption@att.net.
D-Scriptive - D-Scriptive is a revolutionary audio description system for blind patrons that is available at every performance. During the show, the audience member who is blind or has low vision hears a detailed description of all the visual aspects of the production, including lighting, sets, costumes and physical intention. It is timed perfectly to the show’s cueing system, and adjusts itself according to any fluctuations in the performance. To reserve this service, or for further information, call Sound Associates at 212-582-7678 or 800-876-0801; or e-mail DScriptive@att.net.
ShowTrans is a state of the art service that provides multilingual, scene-by-scene commentary of a theatrical production. ShowTrans is not a word-for-word translation of the show. Instead, the system gives the patron detailed plot information in his or her chosen language, enabling him or her to follow the action of the show. ShowTrans is available in Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese for the Miracle Worker. Call Sound Associates at 212-582-7678/800-876-0801 for reservations or email ShowTrans@att.net.
Abigail Breslin, Alison Pill, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Morrison, Elizabeth Franz, Tobias Segal, Daniel Orsekes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier, Lance Chantiles-Wertz
Author: William Gibson
Director: Kate Whoriskey
Producer: David Richenthal/Gotham Theatre Productions, LLC
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