Deaf Broadway


April 1, 2024


IN RESIDENCE: March 19 – April 1, 2024

Deaf Broadway’s groundbreaking iteration of Jonathan Larson’s RENT is presented by a full cast of seasoned Deaf performers from Broadway and Hollywood, bringing excerpts of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical to vivid life through American Sign Language. The event will be accompanied by the original Broadway cast album of the show and dynamic captions in English, making this a thrilling, one-night-only performance for all. Founded on Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday in 2020, Deaf Broadway’s core mission is to provide unprecedented visual access to the most iconic works of the American theater. The company’s casts and creative teams are composed of both exciting new talent and tested professionals, all Deaf and hard of hearing artists. Utilizing Deaf Broadway’s signature American Sign Language interface methodology, the company makes classics of the Great White Way accessible and enjoyable, most of them for the first time in history, for the Deaf and ASL communities.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Experience at 212-875-5456 or

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village,  IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council; A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation & support for ASL interpretation provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York.