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    Shrek The Musical Will Arrive on
    Broadway in Fall 2008

    By Andrew Gans
    17 Jan 2008

    Shrek The Musical, based on the William Steig book and the DreamWorks film, will arrive on Broadway in November 2008 following an out-of-town tryout.

    Shrek will make its world premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre. The musical will play the Seattle venue August 14-Sept. 21. The production will then head to Broadway for a November debut at a theatre to be announced.
    The musical features book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. Avenue Q's Jason Moore will direct. The creative team will also include set and costume designer Tim Hatley, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone, choreographer Josh Prince and music director Tim Weil.

    Shrek The Musical, DreamWorks Animation's first venture in legitimate theatre, is being produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (Bill Damaschke, president) and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. (principals Sam Mendes and Caro Newling). has learned that Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, The Triumph of Love) will be part of the Shrek cast. Additional casting and creative team members will be announced shortly.

    'Shrek - The Musical' - 4/24/07
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    hmmm. Im anxious to see how this will do..


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      Kill me now.

      Looks like Broadway has run out of original ideas like Hollywood has.


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        'Shrek' sets Broadway bow

        Musical to open on Dec. 14

        By Gordon Cox
        February 11, 2008

        "Shrek" has set dates for Broadway, with the tuner adaptation of the DreamWorks Animation pic beginning performances in Gotham on Nov. 8 ahead of a Dec. 14 opening.

        As expected, the musical will play the Broadway Theater, the large Rialto venue soon to be vacated by "The Color Purple."

        Cast will include Sutton Foster ("Thoroughly Modern Millie,""Young Frankenstein") as the princess Fiona, Christopher Sieber ("Monty Python's Spamalot") as bad-guy Lord Farquaad and Kecia Lewis-Evans ("The Drowsy Chaperone") as the dragon. Male leads to play Shrek and pal Donkey remain to be cast.

        Musical is based on the 2001 CG movie about the titular grumpy green ogre, as well as on the 1990 William Steig book that inspired the pic. Big-budget stage production reps the first legit outing for DreamWorks Animation arm DreamWorks Theatricals, which co-produces with Sam Mendes' Neal Street Prods.
        "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006


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          Brian d'Arcy James to play Shrek

          By Joan Marcus
          Brian d'Arcy James has starred in musicals such as
          The Apple Tree,Sweet Smell of Success and Titanic.

          NEW YORK (AP) — Shrek the Musical has found its Shrek.

          Brian d'Arcy James will portray the green ogre in the stage adaptation of the popular DreamWorks film and the book by William Steig. The show opens Dec. 14 on Broadway.

          The actor was most recently seen this season in the off-Broadway musical Next to Normal, playing a husband confronting his wife's mental illness. He was also on Broadway in such musicals as the 2006 revival of The Apple Tree,Sweet Smell of Success and Titanic.

          The musical will also feature Chester Gregory II as the wisecracking Donkey and John Tartaglia as Pinocchio, it was announced Thursday.

          Shrek will begin preview performances Nov. 8 at the Broadway Theatre, following an out-of-town tryout at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre in August and September.

          Previously announced for the cast were Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, Christopher Sieber as the evil Lord Farquaad and Kecia Lewis-Evans as the Dragon.

          Shrek, which will be directed by Jason Moore, has book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.

          "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006


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