Could War Horse Gallop From the Beaumont for Kelli O'Hara King and I Revival?

News   Could War Horse Gallop From the Beaumont for Kelli O'Hara King and I Revival?
The Tony Award-winning epic drama War Horse, which galloped away with five Tony Awards last season, including Best Play, may be on the move, according to the New York Post.

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The American production, a replica of the hit London staging, could follow the same strategy as its U.K. counterpart and transfer from its current thrust-staging at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater to another Broadway house.

The London premiere of 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 later transferred to the West End's New London Theatre March 28, 2009, where it continues to run.

The Post reports that National Theatre executives are considering several Broadway theatres as a possible future home for War Horse. Tickets are on sale at the Beaumont through Oct. 14.

Part of the impetus for the War Horse move is a possible 60th anniversary revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I at the Beaumont, which has been quietly rumored by industry members the past several seasons. The musical made its Broadway debut in 1951 at the St. James Theatre.

The Post reports that LCT has South Pacific and Light in the Piazza Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara in mind as British school teacher Anna Leonowens.

Representatives for LCT did not respond to's request for comment.

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