"Winner! 5 Tony Awards including Best Play!"
The play of the season is the one that everyone can’t stop talking about: War Horse. A major hit in London and now a huge hit on Broadway as well, War Horse is the story of a young English boy whose much-loved horse is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France at the outset of World War I. Miraculously, the horse survives the war, serving both sides, but ends up alone and lost. Years later, when he’s a young man, the original owner vows to get his horse back and sets out on a dangerous trip to find his beloved animal and bring him back home.
The winner of five Tony Awards for its majestic direction and production design, along with Best Play, War Horse is theater at its finest: electrifying, awe-inspiring and unforgettable. Without question, War Horse is a major hit for Lincoln Center Theater, which has brought New York some of its finest theatrical events, including the recent smash revival of South Pacific, along with such memorable productions as Carousel, The Coast of Utopia, The Light in the Piazza and Six Degrees of Separation.
In terms of pure theatrical chills, War Horse delivers them many times over. This beautiful story of one young man’s journey to be reunited with his beloved horse is told in astonishingly grand scale. You’ll see elaborate, life-sized puppets that gallop around the stage, bringing to life the muscle, energy and force of these amazing animals. The on-stage magic will take your breath away. Quite simply, you’ve never seen a play like this, told with such mesmerizing imagination.
Fair warning: This show packs a big emotional punch, so be sure to pack the Kleenex. An added bonus here is War Horse’s sensational venue. While most Broadway shows are performed in theatres in New York City’s Midtown, Lincoln Center Theatre is located just a few blocks uptown within the grand Lincoln Center complex. This impressive venue is also home to City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera. If you’ve never been to Lincoln Center before, this is a perfect chance to experience it in all its glory. And be sure to arrive early to enjoy a stroll by the famous fountain out front or a glass of wine in the theatre’s elegant lobby.