Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (4/14/2011 - 1/06/2013)

First Preview: Mar 15, 2011
Opening Date: Apr 14, 2011
Closing Date: Jan 06, 2013
Total Previews: 33
Total Performances: 718

Category: Play, Drama, Puppets, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer) and The National Theatre of Great Britain (Under the Direction of Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr); NT Producer: Chris Harper; NT Associate Producer: Robin Hawkes; Produced in association with Bob Boyett, War Horse LP and Handspring Puppet Company

Originally produced by The National Theatre of Great Britain

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo; Book adapted by Nick Stafford; Music by Adrian Sutton; Songmaker: John Tams; Musical Director: Greg Pliska

Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris; Movement and Horse Sequences: Toby Sedgwick; Associate Director: Drew Barr

Scenic Design by Rae Smith; Costume Design by Rae Smith; Lighting Design by Paule Constable; Sound Design by Christopher Shutt; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Puppet Design, Fabrication and Direction: Handspring Puppet Company; Animation and Projection Design: 59 Productions; US Associate Set Design: Frank McCullough; UK Associate Costume Design: Johanna Coe; US Associate Costume Design: Sarah Laux; UK Associate Lighting Design: Nick Simmons; US Associate Lighting Design: Karen Spahn; UK Associate Sound Design: John Owens; US Assistant Sound Design: Bridget O'Connor

LCT General Manager: Adam Siegel; Company Manager: Matthew Markoff; Associate Gen. Mgr: Jessica Niebanck; Associate Co. Mgr: Jessica Perlmeter Cochrane

NT Technical Producer: Katrina Gilroy; Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Assistant Stage Mgr: Lisa Iacucci and Amy Marsico

Associate Puppetry Director: Mervyn Millar

Advertising: Serino Coyne; LCT Director of Casting: Daniel Swee; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Drawings: Rae Smith; NT Marketing: Alex Bayley; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; LCT Director of Marketing: Linda Mason Ross; Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Dialect Coach: Gillian Lane-Plescia; Vocal Coach: Kate Wilson; Photographer: Paul Kolnik; Video Services: Fresh Produce Productions; Videographer: Frank Basile

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Opening Night Cast

Stephen James AnthonyJoey as a Foal
Zach AppelmanSoldat Schnabel
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Sergeant Fine
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Alyssa BresnahanRose Narracott
Richard CrawfordSergeant Thunder
Matt DoyleBilly Narracott
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Austin DurantChapman Carter
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Manfred
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Joby EarleJoey
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Topthorn
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Coco
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
John Greig
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Goose
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Joel Reuben GanzTopthorn
Coco
John Greig
Ariel HellerJoey
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Topthorn
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Peter HermannPriest
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Haumptmann Friedrich Muller
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Alex HoefflerJoey
Topthorn
Coco
John Greig
Brian Lee HuynhCaptain Charles Stewart
Jeslyn KellyJoey
Coco
Ian LassiterVeterinary Officer Martin
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Tom LeeTopthorn
Coco
Jonathan Christopher MacMillanTopthorn
Goose
Jonathan David MartinJoey
Coco
John Greig
Boris McGiverTed Narracott
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Seth NumrichAlbert Narracott
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Prentice OnayemiJoey
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Bhavesh PatelHeine
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Thomas Bone
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Oberst Strauss
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
David PegramJoey as a Foal
Private David Taylor
Kate PfafflSong Woman
Stephen PlunkettLieutenant James Nicholls
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Unteroffizier Klebb
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Leenya RideoutJoey as a Foal
Matron Callaghan
Liam RobinsonSong Man
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Jude SandyJoey
Topthorn
Goose
Sanit de SilvaHeine
Doctor Schweyk
Taff
Hannah SloatAnnie Gilbert
T. Ryder SmithArthur Narracott
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Zach VillaJoey
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Topthorn
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Coco
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Elliot VillarAllan
Soldat Klausen
Cat WalleckPaulette
(Mar 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012)
Enrico D. WeyJoey
Topthorn
Coco
Madeleine Rose YenEmilie

Understudies: Stephen James Anthony (Albert Narracott, Billy Narracott, Private David Taylor), Zach Appelman (Captain Charles Stewart, Lieutenant James Nicholls, Private David Taylor), Alyssa Bresnahan (Matron Callaghan), Richard Crawford (Arthur Narracott, Unteroffizier Klebb), Matt Doyle (Albert Narracott), Austin Durant (Arthur Narracott, Sergeant Thunder, Ted Narracott), Peter Hermann (Allan, Chapman Carter), Brian Lee Huynh (Joey as a Foal, Sergeant Fine), Ian Lassiter (Allan, Doctor Schweyk, Oberst Strauss, Soldat Klausen, Taff, Thomas Bone), Boris McGiver (Manfred, Oberst Strauss, Sergeant Thunder), Bhavesh Patel (Doctor Schweyk, Sergeant Fine, Soldat Schnabel, Taff, Ted Narracott), David Pegram (Billy Narracott, Thomas Bone), Kate Pfaffl (Annie Gilbert), Stephen Plunkett (Soldat Klausen, Veterinary Officer Martin), Leenya Rideout (Paulette, Rose Narracott, Song Man, Song Woman), Liam Robinson (Soldat Schnabel), Sanit de Silva (Captain Charles Stewart, Lieutenant James Nicholls, Priest, Unteroffizier Klebb), Hannah Sloat (Emilie, Joey as a Foal, Paulette), T. Ryder Smith (Haumptmann Friedrich Muller, Manfred), Elliot Villar (Chapman Carter, Haumptmann Friedrich Muller, Priest, Veterinary Officer Martin) and Cat Walleck (Annie Gilbert, Joey as a Foal, Matron Callaghan, Rose Narracott)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 2011 Best Play [winner] 

Book adapted by Nick Stafford; Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer) and The National Theatre of Great Britain (Under the Direction of Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr); Produced in association with Bob Boyett and War Horse LP

winner 2011 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 

Marianne Elliott

winner 2011 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 

Tom Morris

winner 2011 Best Scenic Design of a Play [winner] 

Rae Smith

winner 2011 Best Lighting Design of a Play [winner] 

Paule Constable

winner 2011 Best Sound Design of a Play [winner] 

Sound Design by Christopher Shutt

Drama Desk Award

winner 2011 Outstanding Play [winner] 

Book adapted by Nick Stafford

 2011 Outstanding Play [nominee] 

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Theatre World

winner 2011 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence [recipient] 

Seth Numrich

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Vivian Beaumont Theatre

(4/14/2011 - 1/6/2013)
Assistant Co. Mgr: Rachel Scheer; Company Manager: Jessica Perlmeter Cochrane(Sep 19, 2011 - Mar 4, 2012).

Assistant Stage Mgr: Brian Bogin(Sep 20, 2011 - Sep 23, 2012), Christopher R. Munnell(Jan 12, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013); Production Stage Manager: Rick Steiger.

Cast

Stephen James Anthony
Billy Narracott (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Toby Billowitz
(Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Coco (Apr 17, 2012 - ?)
Joey (Apr 17, 2012 - ?)
Topthorn (Apr 17, 2012 - ?)
Michael Braun
Veterinary Officer Martin
Lute Breuer
Coco (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Goose (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Joey (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
John Greig (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Topthorn (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Hunter Canning
Joey as a Foal (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Anthony Cochrane
Chapman Carter (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Manfred (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Matt Dickson
Private David Taylor
Andrew Durand
Albert Narracott (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Joel Reuben Ganz
Joey
Ben Graney
Sergeant Fine
Soldat Schnabel
Leah Hofmann
Joey (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Topthorn (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Ben Horner
Veterinary Officer Martin
Jeslyn Kelly
Goose
Topthorn
Tessa Klein
Paulette (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
David Lansbury
Haumptmann Friedrich Muller (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Priest (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Tom Lee
Goose
Joey
Jonathan Christopher MacMillan
Joey
David Manis
Arthur Narracott (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Jonathan David Martin
Topthorn
Nat McIntyre
Heine (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Oberst Strauss (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Thomas Bone (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Geoffrey Allen Murphy
(Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Andy Murray
Ted Narracott (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Tommy Schrider
Doctor Schweyk (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Heine (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Taff (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Sanit de Silva
Lieutenant James Nicholls
Unteroffizier Klebb
Hannah Sloat
Joey as a Foal
Jack Spann
Song Man (Jan 12, 2012 - ?)
Jessica Tyler Wright
Song Woman (Apr 24, 2012 - ?)
Isaac Woofter
Coco
Joey
John Greig
Topthorn
Katrina Yaukey
Matron Callaghan

Understudies: Stephen James Anthony (Albert Narracott), Harlan Bengel, Hunter Canning (Albert Narracott, Billy Narracott, Private David Taylor), Anthony Cochrane (Sergeant Thunder, Ted Narracott, Arthur Narracott), Matt Dickson (Billy Narracott, Thomas Bone), Ben Graney (Captain Charles Stewart, Joey as a Foal, Lieutenant James Nicholls, Private David Taylor), Ben Horner (Allan, Doctor Schweyk, Heine, Oberst Strauss, Soldat Klausen, Taff, Thomas Bone), Tessa Klein (Annie Gilbert, Joey as a Foal, Matron Callaghan, Rose Narracott), David Lansbury (Allan, Chapman Carter), Ian Lassiter (Heine), David Manis (Haumptmann Friedrich Muller, Manfred), Nat McIntyre (Doctor Schweyk, Sergeant Fine, Soldat Schnabel, Taff, Ted Narracott), Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Andy Murray (Manfred, Oberst Strauss, Sergeant Thunder), Kate Pfaffl (Annie Gilbert, Emilie), Tommy Schrider (Captain Charles Stewart, Lieutenant James Nicholls, Priest, Unteroffizier Klebb), Sanit de Silva (Soldat Klausen, Soldat Schnabel, Veterinary Officer Martin), Jack Spann (Heine, Oberst Strauss, Soldat Schnabel, Thomas Bone, Unteroffizier Klebb), Jessica Tyler Wright (Annie Gilbert), Katrina Yaukey (Paulette, Rose Narracott, Song Woman).


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