The new musical How to Dance in Ohio – inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name – will open on Broadway this fall at the Belasco Theatre. Reprising their roles from the world premiere engagement at Syracuse Stage, in the parts of the real-life autistic young adults featured in the HBO documentary, are a cast of seven autistic actors, all making their Broadway debuts.
Based on the award-winning HBO documentary, How to Dance in Ohio
is a heart-filled new musical exploring the need to connect and the courage it takes to step out into the world. At a group counseling center in Columbus, Ohio, seven autistic young adults prepare for a spring formal dance–a rite of passage that breaks open their routines and sets off hilarious and heartbreaking encounters with love, stress, excitement, and independence. How to Dance in Ohio is a story about people standing on the cusp of the next phase of their lives, facing their hopes and fears, ready to make a very big first move…and dance.
Information is subject to change prior to opening night.
November 28–December 3: Tuesday @8pm, Wednesday @8pm, Thursday @8pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @2pm and 8pm
December 5–10: Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @2pm and 7:30pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @7pm, Saturday @2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday OPENING