‘War Horse’ Wins Best Play Tony Award

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Neil Patrick Harris enters the stage on a puppet from 'War Horse' during the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Neil Patrick Harris enters the stage on a puppet from ‘War Horse’ during the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

“War Horse” has won the Tony Award for best play.

A World War I epic from the National Theatre of Great Britain, the play melded human actors with life-size puppets, creating a visually stunning story about a boy and his favorite horse that left grown-ups in tears.

The play, based on a children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, beat out “Good People,” “Jerusalem” and “The Motherf—- With the Hat” for the top drama honor.

The show is to tour the U.S. starting next summer.

The Handspring Puppet Company, which created the life-size and lifelike cane-and-plywood horse puppets for “War Horse,” had already won a special Tony.

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