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War Horse - Broadway

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, this epic story comes to Broadway straight from London's National Theatre.

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War Horse on Film: Watch the Trailer for Steven Spielberg's Movie

War Horse on Film: Watch the Trailer for Steven Spielberg's Movie

Get ready to weep: War Horse is coming to the big screen on December 28, directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay co-written by Richard Curtis and Billy Elliot’s Lee Hall. Hot on the heels of the World War I saga’s Best Play Tony win (both play and movie are based on Michael Morpurgo's children's novel), Spielberg presents a ...

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War Horse to Launch National Tour, Plus Toronto Production, in 2012

War Horse to Launch National Tour, Plus Toronto Production, in 2012

The National Theatre's production of War Horse, the epic World War I drama newly nominated for five Tony Awards, will hit the road next year, launching a national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles after rehearsing and previewing at Boise State University in Idaho. The tour will open in L.A. on June 13, 2012, before traveling to ...

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War Horse Colts Cavort on Lincoln Center's New Lawn

War Horse Colts Cavort on Lincoln Center's New Lawn

Well, it’s not exactly a pasture, but Lincoln Center’s newest green space, officially titled the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn, is attracting plenty of visitors—including the title stars of War Horse! The horse puppets Joey and Topthorn and their human puppeteers joined young dancers from the School of American Ballet to cut the ribbon on this new city oasis. The ...

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Seth Numrich on His Amazing Broadway Debut Season, from Merchant to War Horse

Seth Numrich on His Amazing Broadway Debut Season, from Merchant to War Horse

Age and Hometown: 24; St. Paul, Minnesota

Current Role: Albert Narracott, who follows his beloved horse, Joey, onto the battlefields of World War I in Lincoln Center Theater's production of War Horse.

Fast Climb: The handsome, well-spoken Numrich (pronounced “Noom-rick”) has been precocious since childhood. Home-schooled with his older brother, Seth followed his dad into Twin Cities theater productions at ...

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A Sneak Peek at Private Romeo, Starring War Horse's Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle as Romeo and Juliet

A Sneak Peek at Private Romeo, Starring War Horse's Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle as Romeo and Juliet

Before being cast as rivalrous cousins Albert and Billy Narracott in the hit Broadway production of War Horse, Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle played star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet in Private Romeo. Set in an all-boys’ military academy, the independent feature film traces a romantic relationship between Numrich and Doyle sparked when their English class begins reading Shakespeare’s tragedy. “We ...

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Giddy Up! Kelly Ripa Wrangles a Photo with the Stars of War Horse

Giddy Up! Kelly Ripa Wrangles a Photo with the Stars of War Horse

Bubbly morning maven Kelly Ripa said hello to a very special neigh-bor on April 21 when Joey, the equine star of War Horse (brought to life by talented actor/puppeteers Ariel Heller, Joby Earle and Enrico D. Wey) made a guest appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly. The life-size puppet stars in Lincoln Center production about the enduring ...

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War Horse Director Marianne Elliott to Helm West End Spice Girls Musical

War Horse Director Marianne Elliott to Helm West End Spice Girls Musical

War Horse co-director Marianne Elliott is in negotiations to direct Viva Forever, the previously announced West End Spice Girls musical, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. A workshop of the show, written by comedian Jennifer Saunders, is expected to take place later this year with the finished production beginning performances late in 2012 or early 2013.

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Meet the War Horse Company (Including the Humans Inside the Horses) on Opening Night

Meet the War Horse Company (Including the Humans Inside the Horses) on Opening Night

The Broadway premiere of the long-running London hit War Horse galloped to a smashing opening night on April 14 at Lincoln Center Theater, with the cast of 35 earning cheers and tears from the audience at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. After the performance, the actors, creative team members and War Horse novelist Michael Morpurgo stepped out of World War I ...

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A Sneak Peek at War Horse's Intricate Projections and Animation Design

A Sneak Peek at War Horse's Intricate Projections and Animation Design

You may have heard about the life-size horse puppets in War Horse, but this theatrical spectacle also features intricate and ever-changing projections and animation. Created by 59 Productions, these design elements help transform the bare stage at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theatre into farms and battlefields and illustrates the journey of hero horse Joey before, during and after World ...

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War Horse Leaps to Broadway on Opening Night at Lincoln Center Theater

War Horse Leaps to Broadway on Opening Night at Lincoln Center Theater
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Lincoln Center Theater’s highly anticipated production of War Horse made its official Broadway bow on April 14, bringing together a cast of 35 and an amazing array of puppets and projections to tell the story of the love between a boy and his horse and the bravery of cavalry soldiers and their mounts during World War I. After the opening ...

Did War Horse Capture the Hearts of Our Word of Mouth Reviewers?

Did War Horse Capture the Hearts of Our Word of Mouth Reviewers?

It’s the season’s most unusual production, featuring life-size horse puppets and a cast of 35 re-enacting World War I battlefield scenes. But War Horse is also a story of the enduring love between a boy and his horse. This London smash hit has finally made it to Broadway in a production being mounted by Lincoln Center Theater at its Vivian ...

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Saddle Up for a Video Preview of War Horse at Lincoln Center Theater

Saddle Up for a Video Preview of War Horse at Lincoln Center Theater

If you’ve wondered what the much-discussed equine puppets in War Horse look like, now’s your chance to get a sneak peek at video footage from Lincoln Center Theater’s epic production. The short answer: They're magnificent creations that bring the story of World War I cavalry horses to blazing life, fueled by a trio of actors serving as each life-size horse’s ...

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War Horse Author Michael Morpurgo on How a Children's Novel Became an International Stage Sensation

War Horse Author Michael Morpurgo on How a Children's Novel Became an International Stage Sensation

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Sure, Harry Potter and the Twilight vampires became blockbuster movies, but the idea of bringing a children’s book about World War I cavalry horses to life in a theater sounds impossible. The creative minds at London’s National Theatre thought otherwise, and War Horse burst onto the stage to universal acclaim, thanks to the directing team of Marianne ...

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A Galloping First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's Epic War Horse

A Galloping First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's Epic War Horse
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Three years after winning rapturous reviews in its still-running London premiere production, War Horse has made it to New York, thanks to Lincoln Center Theater. The epic tale of a boy’s enduring love for his horse, which is shipped to France to serve with the cavalry during World War I, this stage adaptation of Michael Murpurgo’s children’s book features life-size ...

Behind the 'Absolute Madness' of War Horse's Amazing Life-Size Puppets

Behind the 'Absolute Madness' of War Horse's Amazing Life-Size Puppets

When director Marianne Elliott was pitched the idea of creating a theater piece based on a children’s book about cavalry horses in World War I, she responded, “It sounds like absolute madness. Yes, I’d love to do it.” Along with co-director Tom Morris and the artists of South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, Elliott guided War Horse to a widely ...

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Complete Cast of War Horse Includes Seth Numrich, Matt Doyle, Peter Hermann & More

Complete Cast of War Horse Includes Seth Numrich, Matt Doyle, Peter Hermann & More

The 35-member cast of the forthcoming Broadway production of War Horse has been announced. The acclaimed drama, adapted by Nick Stafford from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, will begin previews on March 15 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and open on April 14, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris.War Horse will be presented by Lincoln Center Theater and ...

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Tickets Now on Sale for Broadway Premiere of Acclaimed Drama War Horse

Tickets Now on Sale for Broadway Premiere of Acclaimed Drama War Horse

The play event of the season is headed for Lincoln Center Theater this spring! Tickets are now on sale for War Horse, the acclaimed production that’s been thrilling London audiences for more than three years. The show begins previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on March 15, 2010, and will open on April 14.

War Horse takes audiences from the ...

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London Hit War Horse Eyes New York Transfer

London Hit War Horse Eyes New York Transfer

The London hit War Horse, which features seven-foot-tall horse puppets manipulated by three human performers, is eyeing at 2011 New York transfer, according to The New York Times. Because of the scale of the production, a large Broadway theater or an unconventional venue such as the Park Avenue Armory would be required, said producer Bob Boyett. The Times feature on ...

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