Saturday, March 6, 2010

Miracle Worker Goes On

Ticket sales have been weak for the Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker which opened Wednesday. However, the show's producers say it will continue - for the time being. If ticket sales do not pick up over the weekend, there is a strong chance the play will see an early curtain call.

The play is set in Alabama during the 1880s. The Miracle Worker tells the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. The original 1959 Broadway production won six Tony Awards, including Best Play in 1960. The film version earned several Academy Awards.

The new production of the Miracle Worker offers the I-Caption system for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing, free of charge at every performance.

Tickets to the new production are available here. The show's official website offers access for all patrons with disabilities, the first to do so.

Here's a video sample of the production: