Hit London Stage Show War Horse Is To Close After A Eight-year Run In March (16).
The curtain will come down on the play, which was adapted from Michael Morpurgo's story about a horse's heroism during World War One, for the last time on 12 March (16), ahead of a planned 2017 British tour.
More than 2.7 million people have seen the show, which was also a hit on Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play, and in nine other countries.
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The award-winning show ditched live music for artistic and financial reasons.
Musicians who used to work on the award-winning theatre production, War Horse, have lost out on their legal bid to be allowed back on the show after their contracts were terminated. The National Theatre, which has enjoyed one of its most successful production's with the adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, stopped using a live orchestra in favour of recorded music for financial and artistic reasons.
Musicians Fighting To Have Their Roles In Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse' Reinstated Have Lost Their Bid.
Musicians Neyire Ashworth, Andrew Callard, Jonathan Eddie, David Holt and Colin Rae had their roles cut to just a few minutes per show in March 2013. Their contracts were terminated last month when live music was dropped from the production. The group claimed that they had continued to show up for nightly performances only to be turned away, according to BBC News.
WAR HORSE, the acclaimed play based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, won big at the Tony Awards in New York City last night (12th June 2011). War Horse scooped 'Best Play' for its tale of a young English farmhand and his beloved horse, but there could be bigger success to come.
Morpurgo's best-seller is being adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg, with Victor Chandler's bookmakers installing the WW2 movie as odds-on favourite to land 'Best Picture' at next year's Oscars. Hollywood newcomer JEREMY IRVINE plays the young-boy, with Emily Watson and PETER MULLANS playing his parents. SHERLOCK HOLMES star Benedict Cumberbatch is set to feature as an army officer. The movie is the clear favourite for success at the Academy Awards, however, 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' starring Tom Hanks is also thought to be in with a chance. David Fincher's remake of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' is likely to feature in the list of nominees, as is Clint Eastwood's 'J Edgar'. Spielberg's movie is intended for release on 28th December 2011.
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