Run - or gallop on your steed - to the Vivian Beaumont Theater to see War Horse before it closes!
We had never seen the play - or the Spielberg film adaptation - but we really wanted to see it before it ends its run in January. And we're sure glad we did!
A simple story about a boy and his horse. Told in a not so simple fashion.
Everything about the show is stunning!
And, yes, we cried! A healthy, cathartic cry!
We were so moved by the show! And the storytelling! And the performances! And those freakin' puppets!
Those horses just come to life on stage! And we feel for them so deeply! It is truly breathtaking and MUST-SEE!
In many ways, this production reminds us a lot of July Taymor's The Lion King musical. A show that transcends to source material written for children and appeals to all ages, while benefiting from the simplicity of story.
Truly truly exquisite stuff!