Tickets to WAR HORSE's 2014 Run at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre On Sale this Friday

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Tickets to WAR HORSE's 2014 Run at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre On Sale this Friday

The National Theatre of Great Britain's epic War Horse, winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, will make its premiere in Orlando at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre for a limited one-week engagement, February 25 through March 2. Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 6 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for War Horse start at $41 and are available online at www.OrlandoBroadway.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America - Orlando box office located at 100 South Eola Drive, Suite 101 in downtown Orlando or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 407-704-6116.

Michael Morpurgo's beloved novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's feature film of the same name, which earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture.

The tour of War Horse, which was adapted from the book by Morpurgo by Nick Stafford, is directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tony Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

In addition to Best Play, War Horse received Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rae Smith), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable), and Best Sound Design of a Play (Christopher Shutt). A Special Tony Award was given to Handspring Puppet Company for their integral work on the production.

War Horse received its World Premiere in a limited engagement at the National's Olivier Theatre in 2007. The play returned to the National Theatre for a second run playing from in 2008-2009 before transferring to the West End's New London Theatre in Spring 2009 where it continues to play an open-ended run. The American premiere was in spring 2011 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York's Lincoln Center.

War Horse has been seen by over four million people worldwide and is currently playing in London's West End, in Australia and on the North American Tour. This autumn, a German version of the play entitled Gefahrten opened in Berlin and War Horse began a major tour of the UK and Ireland.

The lead producers of the national tour of War Horse are Bob Boyett and The National Theatre of Great Britain.

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