War Horse Summary

  • War Horse is 2 hours and 45 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 15, 2011
  • Opens April 14, 2011
  • Show Closed: January 6, 2013

As World War I begins, Albert's horse Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to France. Unable to forget Joey, Albert sets off on a journey to find him.

War Horse on Broadway Background

A long-running hit at London's National Theatre and on the West End, the epic production War Horse finally comes to Broadway for a run at the Lincoln Center Theater. This moving WWI-set story of a boy's search for his beloved horse features amazing puppetry and set design.

Aside from its intriguing glimpse into the cavalry as it had its last gasp in the heavily mechanized First World War, War Horse's most distinguishing feature is its use of large, multi-person operated puppets that bring the horses to life onstage. Beautifully designed by Handspring Puppet Company, these human-puppet hybrids are remarkable characters in their own right and are vital in making us care about the animals and the relationships forged between them and the humans that encounter them.

What’s War Horse Like?

War Horse is almost like two separate plays. The first is a sweet tale of boy meets horse, boy falls in love with horse, boy faces losing horse - you've seen many similar stories in film and literature, and it is both touching and family-friendly. The second is a fascinating war story that shows the horrors of World War I and how it senselessly devoured young men and animals alike - it is also very moving, but also frequently terrifying and not suitable for young children.

Is War Horse Good for Kids?

May be inappropriate for 7 and under. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10020
Seats: 1,105
Entrance: 65th Street, between 10th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Vivian Beaumont Theatre Seating Chart

War Horse Marquee

War Horse marquee at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Cast Members

Albert
Seth Numrich
Joey as a foal
Stephen James Anthony
Sergeant Fine
Zach Appelman
Rose Narracott
Alyssa Breshnaha
Sergeant Thunder
Richard Crawford
Taff
Sanjit De Silva
Billy Narracott
Matt Doyle
Manfred
Austin Durant
Coco
Joby Earle
Topthorn
Ariel Heller
Hauptmann
Peter Hermann
John Greig
Alex Hoeffler

Producers

Lincoln Center Theater

Production Credits

Direction
Marianne Elliott
Direction
Tom Morris
Puppetry
Basil Jones
Puppetry
Adrian Kohler
Scenic Design
Rae Smith
Lighting Design
Paule Constable
Movement and Choreography
Toby Sedgwick
Video Design
Leo Warner
Video Design
Mark Grimmer
Music
Adrian Sutton
Songs
John Tams
Sound Design
Christopher Shutt
Original Novel
Michael Morpurgo
Adaptation
Nick Stafford

Creative Team

Executive Producer
Bernard Gersten at Lincoln Center Theater
Associate Producer
Bob Boyett
Associate Producer
War Horse LP
General Manager
Adam Siegel at Lincoln Center Theater
Company Manager
Matthew Markoff at Lincoln Center Theater
Casting Director
Daniel Swee at Lincoln Center Theater
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Press Agent
Philip Rinaldi Publicity
Movement and Horse Choreography:
Toby Sedgwick
Production Stage Manager
Rick Steiger