Andrew Veenstra to Lead War Horse National Tour; Complete Casting Announced
The Tony Award-winning drama War Horse will gallop across country beginning June 14 with Andrew Veenstra set to play Albert Narracott. Veenstra will be joined by Brian Keane as Arthur Narracott, Michael Wyatt Cox as Billy Narracott, Todd Cerveris as Ted Narracott, Angela Reed as Rose Narracott, Jason Loughlin as Lieutenant James Nicholls, and Jason Alan Carvell as Private Schnabel.
Also featured in the touring company are Michael Stewart Allen, Danny Beiruti, Brooks Brantly, Laurabeth Breya, Brian Robert Burns, Grayson DeJesus, Catherine Gowl, Aaron Haskell, Mike Heslin, Jon Hoche, Mat Hostetler, Chad Jennings, Nathan Koci, Jessica Krueger, Nick LaMedica, Rob Laqui, Megan Loomis, Christopher Mai, Gregory Manley, Andrew May, John Milosich, Alex Morf, Patrick Osteen, Jon Riddleberger, Lavita Shaurice, Derek Stratton and Danny Yoerges.
The tour will rehearse and preview at Boise State University’s Morrison Center in Idaho before beginning performances at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, June 14 through July 29. After the Los Angeles engagement, the North American tour will visit San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Durham, Boston, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, East Lansing, Des Moines, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Tempe, Seattle, Portland, Spokane, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Providence, Minneapolis, and Appleton.
War Horse received its world premiere at the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Olivier Theatre in 2007, returned to the National in 2008-2009 before transferring to the West End’s New London Theatre in spring 2009. The play opened at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on April 14, 2011 and won five Tony Awards, including Best Play.