It's the very beginning! How To Dance in Ohio, Broadway's new neurodivergent coming-of-age musical, has begun previews at the Belasco Theatre.
Directed by Sammi Cannold, the production is a verifiable cornucopia of Broadway debuts, with Cannold making her long-awaited Main Stem debut alongside the show's writers, composer Jacob Yandura and book writer and lyricist Rebekah Greer Melocik, and much of the cast. How to Dance in Ohio will open on Broadway December 10.
Adapted from Alexandra Shiva's 2015 HBO documentary, the show follows the challenges faced by a group of autistic young adults at a counseling center in Ohio. With the support of clinical psychologist Dr. Emilio Amigo, the center arranges a spring formal dance and encourages them as they encounter love, fear, stress, excitement, and hope, along the path to human connection.
Check out the video to meet the cast and creative team behind the show described as an equal mix of art and advocacy...WATCH NOW