"War Horse" Triumphs at the Tony Awards
Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 7:10pm
If you saw the recent Tony Awards ceremony on TV, you saw Neil Patrick Harris ride in on an extraordinary horse puppet from War Horse, which was awarded the 2011 Tony for Best Play, four additional Tonys, and a Special Award to the Handspring Puppet Company for the life-size puppets created for the production.
The play is adapted from Michael Morpurgo's book of the same name chroniclingthe love between a boy and his horse and the bravery of cavalry soldiers andtheir mounts during World War I. This book is on its way to joining Black Beauty, National Velvet and Seabiscuit as classic books about horses for all ages.