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VIVIAN BEAUMONT THEATER

Lincoln Center, 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

WAR HORSE

Ended 6 Jan 2013 after 21 months

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Nothing could replicate the specific thrill of watching Joey take on substance and soul, out of disparate artificial parts, before our eyes.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 6 Jan 2013

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful:
Absolutely Brilliant,
Mar 25, 2011
reviewer: from London
I saw the London production a few months ago and it is by some distance one of the best plays I've seen in years.The puppets are the stars of the show, brilliantly manipulated by the actors who control them. The set design is awesome, vividly assisting the ever-changing storyline. And the plot executes what is to many an untold consequence of war, the fate of the million or so animals who lost their lives too. War Horse has it all and is great for all ages above 11 or 12, I'd say. It has humour, plot twists, a beautiful set, great acting, astounding puppetry and no little emotional impact too.A triumph.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Brilliant,
Mar 26, 2011
reviewer: from Norway
I saw this show in London last year and it is close to perfect theatre - exciting, moving, thrilling, and the horses are extraordinary. I loved every minute.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
a play for your bucket list,
Apr 07, 2011
reviewer: from Connecticut
The NY production is on a par with the one I saw in London in 2009. Astounding puppetry, brilliant stagecraft, including the sketchbook banner. Great characters; the war scenes stark and incredibly moving; hard to pick one above the others, but the night-time Channel crossing and the sight of the worn out ambulance horses that Joey and Topthorn replaced were heartbreaking. This story could have fallen into cliche and melodrama, but it doesn't. If anyone who sees it is not similarly moved, I would assume they do not understand the absolute stupidity and evil that is every war. I hope everyone keeps the ending a secret. It is a testament to how moving the play is that when I saw the play a few weeks ago, an audience member (sounded like an adult) yelled out 'NO!!!!!' when the action looked to take the worst turn possible. I've never witnessed that before. War Horse is not just exciting theatre, it is incredibly cathartic even today when so much in the world breaks our hearts. GO!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
A brilliant masterpiece,
Apr 10, 2011
reviewer: from London, UK
The best theatre production I have ever seen in my life. It has the ingenious capacity to leave an everlasting imprint on one's soul. Truly amazing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Invisible puppeteers,
May 05, 2011
reviewer: from Atlanta, GA
Absolutely wonderful show. Very quickly forgot that there were people manipulating the horses. Story was touching. It didn't seem like 2.5 hours. Heard about War Horse from relatives who saw it in London. Highly recommend it, but, not for sensitive children or adults with little imagination. Great venue, no bad seats. Will see it again.
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