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War Horse opens in New York

Just saw BBC Breakfast footage of both Nick Hytner and author Michael Morpurgo being interviewed at the opening night of this National Theatre production at the Lincoln Center, New York.

This award winning show, which I was lucky enough to see last month at the New London Theatre, surely cannot fail to be anything but a great success in the US – especially with interest in the new Speilberg film to be released at the end of the year. A production is also opening in Toronto in 2012.

Nick Hytner used the occasion to make a plea against the principal of cuts to the arts, pointing out that theatrical excellence was something the Brits were recognised for worldwide.

I apologise that this link probably won't work outside the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13090816 but reviews are appearing online and more video footage will doubtless follow.

More information here about the London http://warhorselondon.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ and New York productions http://www.warhorseonbroadway.com/
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