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'War Horse' to end Broadway run in January 2013

The epic World War I play War Horse – which earned the Tony Award for Best Play in 2011 — will end its Broadway run at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre on Jan. 6, 2013.

The play, featuring puppets from South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, tells the story of a boy in WWI-era England and the horse he brings up, traveling through historical moments as well as personal triumphs and defeats.

War Horse is theatre at its best: magical, moving, and invigorating,” said producer Bob Boyett in a statement. “I’m so grateful to have been a part of bringing such an inspired and inspiring piece of theatre to New York.”

War Horse will continue its London West End run and its U.S. tour, and productions are planned in 2013 for Berlin, Australia, and the U.K. tour. The 2011 feature film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, won six Oscar nods, including Best Picture.

Read more:
Broadway’s ‘War Horse’: The London hit (soon a Steven Spielberg movie) gets a Yankee makeover
EW’s stage review: ‘War Horse’
Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into ‘War Horse’

Oscars 2012: Who will win? Who should win? POLLS!

As you’re scrambling to fill out your Oscar pool, you’re confronted with that age-old question: Is the person who will win the person who should win? Let’s take it to a vote in eight categories. Click here to see what EW’s Oscar expert Dave Karger has to say on the subject, and here for his final predictions in all 24 categories. READ FULL STORY

Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into 'War Horse'

There are a whopping nine films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. And between your work, family, and constant USA marathons of Law & Order: SVU (when will those ever stop being addictive?!), you simply do not have time to catch all nine in the theaters or on DVD. But never fear, dear PopWatchers — that’s why we’re here! Each day leading up to the Academy Awards Feb. 26, we’ll be providing you with a deep dive into one of the nine Best Picture nominees. Fear showing up to your Oscars party unprepared to discuss the year’s most notable films? We’ve got you covered. (Just beware:SPOILERS AHEAD!) And if you’ve already seen all nine films, even better — our inside look at each nominee will serve as a handy guide to remind you of the best and worst moments from every Best Picture candidate this year. In this installment we’ll break down all the statistics of War Horse. (And be sure click here for more deep dives into this year’s Best Picture nominees!)

Name: War Horse

Release date: December 25, 2011

DVD release date: April 3, 2012

Run time: 2 hours, 26 minutes READ FULL STORY

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