WAR HORSE Joins U.S. Military for Veterans Day
In honor of Veteran's Day, Lincoln Center Theater, The National Theatre of Great Britain and Bob Boyett, the producers of the Tony Award winning Best Play War Horse, will join with the USO to support our military.
The net proceeds from ticket sales for tonight's Veteran's Day performance will be donated to the USO for programs specifically designed to support the 3,000 troops and families of the New York National Guard who are being deployed through the end of the year to Iraq and Afghanistan.
"The extraordinary success of War Horse is in no small part due to the very resonant chord that its powerful story, about the effect of war and the sacrifices it demands, strikes with today's audiences," said Andre Bishop, Artistic Director and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater. "We could not let Veteran's Day pass without in some way acknowledging today's military and we're very proud to contribute to the USO's efforts to provide much needed services to our New York area troops as they go off to Afghanistan and Iraq."
The USO is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation type services to our men and women in uniform. The original intent of Congress for the USO, established in 1941 is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military. The USO currently operates 160 locations worldwide.
Tickets to tonight's Veteran's Day performance of War Horse are currently available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, at telecharge.com or by visiting WarHorseonBroadway.com.