The Tony-winning Broadway production of War Horse will play its final performance on January 6, 2013 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The show will have played 718 regular and 33 preview performances at the time of closing.
Based on the Michael Morpurgo novel of the same name, War Horse is set at the dawn of World War I. The play follows a young farm boy named Albert Nerracot who sets out to find his beloved horse Joey after his father sells the animal to the army. The book was adapted for the stage by Stafford and the production is co-directed by Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris. War Horse opened on April 14, 2011 and earned five Tony Awards including Best Play.
War Horse currently stars Andrew Durand, Stephen James Anthony, David Manis, Sanjit DeSilva and Alyssa Bresnahan. War Horse is a National Theatre of Great Britain production, presented by Lincoln Center Theater. The show is currently on a national tour and continues to run in London.