The 5-time Tony Award winning Broadway modern day classic “War Horse” is scheduled to end its tremendously successful Broadway run on January 6, 2013. Currently playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, “War Horse” has become one of the highest grossing plays in Broadway history and now after what will be 718 performances, the curtain falls on the Broadway stage for the adaptation of the Michael Morpugo novel.
Now is your time to score tickets to a Broadway showing of “War Horse.” The show is also touring the country in cities such as Dallas, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Des Moines, Seattle, Cincinnati, Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis and many more.
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When Michael Morpugo penned his novel, War Horse, he never expected it to be turned into a wildly successful play and film. Now, 30 years later, the children’s novel that tells the story of World War I through the eyes of a horse is a prolific Broadway show and Academy Award-nominated movie. Giddyup.
War Horse is a children’s novel written by Michael Morpugo. Published in 1982, it recounts the life of Joey, a service horse in World War I. It chronicles the war, famine and violence that Joey the horse is surrounded by, and the measures his owner, Albert, goes through in order to bring the horse home. Morpugo was inspired to write War Horse after meeting a World War I veteran in his local pub. The year the novel was published, it was nominated (and earned runner-up) for the Whitbread Book Award.
War Horse: The Play
In 2007, Nick Stafford took Morpugo’s novel and adapted it for the stage. War Horse first premiered in London on October 17 at the Royal National-Olivier Theatre and ran until February 14, 2008. After its stint at the Royal National-Olivier Theatre, it moved to the West End’s New London Theatre from March 2009 where it’s still running currently. In 2011, War Horse finally made its debut on Broadway on April 14 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Originally it was only supposed to have a limited run, but its wild success turned it into a mainstay and you can still see War Horse on Broadway today. It’s earned five Tony Awards including Best Play. The play has received much critical acclaim for its use of life-size horse puppets.
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War Horse: The Film
In 2011, acclaimed director Stephen Spielberg adapted Morpurgo’s novel into a feature-length film. The cast was filled with international actors, including Emily Watson, Peter Mullan and Jeremy Irvine. The film was shot on location in Dartmoor, Devon, and with a budget of $66 million took a little over two months to shoot. War Horse was met with critical acclaim, earning itself six Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and five BAFTAs.