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War Horse
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War Horse

Apr 14, 2011 - Jan 06, 2013
Running time: 2:40
PLAYING @
Vivian Beaumont Theater
150 W 65th St
New York, NY 10023
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Bus: Five buses stop near the theatre. Take the M5, M7, M11, M66 or M104.
By Subway: 1 to 66th Street, walk south to 65th Street, west to theatre.
Show Description:

Director

Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris

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$50.00 - $135.00
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Listed at TKTS: Frequently
Age Guidance: 13

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair access is available from the street-level entrance via a manned elevator located to the right of the large mural. Orchestra entrance is behind Row O which is the only row accessible to people using wheelchairs. Mezzanine is called Loge at this theater. Due to structural limitations, this location is not accessible.
Seating
There are approximately 1-2 steps down per row to all Orchestra rows below Row O, except Row P, which is 1 step up. Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs, 30 steps. Entrance is behind Row E and there are approximately 1-2 steps down per row to reach all other Loge seats. Seats 1,047.
Elevator\Escalator
Elevator.
Parking
Designated accessible parking spaces are located in the Yellow Section of the Lincoln Center Parking Garage. This area is accessible from any garage entrance or directly from West 63rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue by making a reservation. Accessible parking spaces can be reserved in advance by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 or TTY 212.957.1709 (10:00 am-9:00 pm); disable parking permits and/or sticker must be displayed. There is a $5 service charge for advance reservations.
Entrance
Enter past Fountain Plaza and Avery Fisher Hall. Double doors (each 39") at level entrance, followed by 14 steps to main lobby. Additional 7 steps down to box office. Alternate entrance: Concourse level (65th St.) 12 steps up to Box Office lobby and 7 additional steps up to main lobby. Wheelchair lift from Concourse level to Box Office level. Manned elevator from Concourse level to the Beaumont lobby and orchestra level. Use Concourse level lobby entrance at 65th St. between Broadway & Amsterdam
Box Office
From Plaza level and main entrance of Beaumont Theater- 21 steps. From Concourse- Three doors (each 43") followed by 12 steps. Wheelchair access to the Box Office is available from the street-level entrance on 65th Street. Enter through the glass doors in front of the large curved mural & use the wheelchair lift on the left. The doorbell next to the lift will call a security guard to assist you. The Beaumont lobby and orchestra level is accessible via ramp located to the right of the box office.
Restroom
Womens: Theater level. Door 33.75". Stall door 34.5". Commode 15.25" Mens: Theater level. Door 48". Commode 19" Urinal 15.5".
Water Fountain
Theater level. Near Womens and Mens restrooms. Cups not available.
Assisted Listening System
The Beaumont is now equipped with an Induction Hearing Loop for state-of-the-art assistive listening. If your hearing aid does not have a T-coil, headphones are also available from the concessions bar in the lobby. Driver's license or ID with printed address required.
Visual Assistance
Low vision seating is regularly available by calling Telecharge Access Services at (212) 239-6222 or by visiting the Box Office. For scheduled performances for people who are Partially Sighted and Blind with supports like audio description, please call Healing Arts Initiative at 212-575-7660 between 9am and 5pm.

REVIEWS

To describe War Horse as awesome is to regret the word's devaluation as praise for a good burger or a pretty haircut. This extravaganza...is awe-inspiring both as a blast of pure theatrical imagination and as a deep gut-kick about lost innocence in war...The creatures created by the Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa are likely to feel more real -- and more quietly eloquent -- than a lot of people we think we know in plays...All [the] realistic horror -- and real magic -- is told with an exquisite minimum of scenery, little more than people power, a turntable and films projected on a ragged plank hanging above the semicircle stage.

- Linda Winer, Newsday
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For two and a half hours I sat enthralled by War Horse, taken completely out of myself and the petty concerns of my life. Gloriously theatrical and almost unbearably moving, this stirring testimonial to the power of honest sentiment is a never-to-be-forgotten theatrical experience...Directors Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris marshal their forces with limitless invention...But none of this immense creativity would have the desired effect without the script and performances to realize it. Fortunately, Nick Stafford's canny adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's fine children's novel is top-drawer. 

- Erik Haagensen, Backstage
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A galloping triumph. War Horse is very much a play but it manages to evoke dual virtues of film: intimacy and action on an epic scale. That this drama achieves both simultaneously is a testament to the inspired stagecraft and directorial genius behind its creation...Directors Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris employ cinematic effects, complete with soundtrack in a highly theatrical style...While it's all beautifully acted by an American company, the true stars of this production are the animals...It wasn't until after heading home that I stopped to think that I had just cried over a horse that was actually made up of several props held together by visible handlers. This is the power and magic of great theater. 

- Roma Torre, NY1
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ARTICLES

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