International Hit War Horse Will Be Broadcast in U.S. Cinemas in February
By Adam Hetrick
War Horse, the Tony Award-winning British epic about a young man and his beloved horse who are swept into the start of the first World War, will be screened in U.S. cinemas Feb. 27 by Fathom Events.
War Horse began performances in October 2007 at the National's Olivier Theatre where it continued in repertory for a sold-out run through March 2009. The production transferred to the West End's New London Theatre March 28, 2009, where it continues its run.
The 7 PM Fathom Events' presentation will represent the original London staging.
The National Theatre production of War Horse, which blends naturalistic storytelling and breathtaking puppetry, premiered on Broadway March 15, 2011. Writer Nick Stafford's imaginative stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 1982 coming-of-age novel for children arrived officially opened on Broadway to critical praise April 14, 2011, and ended its run Jan. 6, 2013, after 18 performances and 33 previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
War Horse is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. The production incorporates a series of life-sized equestrian puppets, which have the capability of strikingly lifelike movement. Each evocative creature (created by Handspring Puppet Company) is manipulated by an on-stage crew of three puppeteers who give life to a horse named Joey, as he grows from a skittish foal into a full-grown horse.
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