WINNER OF FIVE TONY AWARDS
INCLUDING BEST PLAY
This Broadway show is being hailed as:
- “A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!”
- “The theatre event of the decade.”
- “Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production”
- “So exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive.”
- “Theatrical Magic”
- “Spellbinding, by turns epic and intimate”
-New York Daily News
War Horse is the powerful story of a young man named Albert who is not yet old enough to serve his country and is forced to be separated from his beloved horse, Joey. Joey has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I when is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land separated from Albert. Watch, as Albert embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs that are sure to tug on your heart strings.
“We are so fortunate and honored to present this exceptional piece of theatre with our Broadway season. Staged by a brilliant creative team, this epic and moving story takes your breath away with some of the finest artistry I have seen on the stage,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “The imaginative interplay with the audience brings the horses to life right before their eyes in ways that communicate action and powerful emotion. It is both magical and meaningful as a loving tribute to the role animals play in war and a powerful message for peace.”
In association with Handspring Puppet Company, are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. A Special Tony Award was given to Handspring Puppet Company for their vital role in the production.
In addition to Best Play, WAR HORSE received Tony® Awards for Best Direction of a Play (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rae Smith), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable), and Best Sound Design of a Play (Christopher Shutt).
WAR HORSE received its World Premiere in a limited engagement at the National’s Olivier Theater in 2007. The play returned to the National Theater for a second run playing in 2008-2009 before transferring to the West End’s New London Theater in Spring 2009 where it continues to play an open-ended run. The American premiere was in Spring 2011 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York’s Lincoln Center.
For the sixth, and final show of the 2013-14 TPAC season, War Horse will debut in Nashville, TN, June 3-8, 2014 at The Andrew Jackson Hall. To purchase your tickets, or for more information on this show please click on this link.
Stay tuned for my upcoming interview with the cast, as well as my review of War Horse.