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Shrek the Musical

The most beloved swamp-dwelling ogre of all time makes his Broadway debut.

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Shrek Star Sutton Foster Wants to Cook for You in 2010

Shrek Star Sutton Foster Wants to Cook for You in 2010

As 2009 winds down, Broadway.com asked your favorite stars to look back on personal highlights from the past year and share their resolutions for 2010. Read on to be inspired—and have a Happy New Year!

SUTTON FOSTER (Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical)

Highlight of 2009: “Releasing my solo album. After working on it with my musical director ...

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Shrek Star Ben Crawford Loves His Big Bright Beautiful New Job

Shrek Star Ben Crawford Loves His Big Bright Beautiful New Job

Age: 27

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona

Currently: Playing everyone’s favorite swamp-dwelling ogre, who sets out to rescue a feisty princess with a very chatty donkey in tow, as the title role in Shrek the Musical. Crawford replaced original star Brian d’Arcy James on November 10.

Destiny’s Child: Crawford was a self-described “goofy kid,” who loved performing but didn ...

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Shrek's Recording of 'I'm a Believer' Now Available on iTunes

Shrek's Recording of 'I'm a Believer' Now Available on iTunes

Shrek's take on 1966 Monkees hit "I'm a Believer" is now available on iTunes. The song, which was recently added to the stage show, was a popular element in the first Shrek movie in 2001. It is now featured as part of the curtain call eight times a week from the stage of the Broadway Theatre. The cast ...

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First Look! New Shrek Star Ben Crawford Gets a Make-Ogre

First Look! New Shrek Star Ben Crawford Gets a Make-Ogre
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There’s a new ogre in town! Ben Crawford, the new star of Shrek the Musical, steps into the swamp on November 10. Before hitting the Broadway Theatre’s stage as the big green guy, Crawford got a serious make-ogre for these photos by Broadway photographer Joan Marcus. Get an eyeful of Crawford in full costume and makeup in this ...

Shrek Celebrates a Year of Flying Its Freak Flag on Broadway

Shrek Celebrates a Year of Flying Its Freak Flag on Broadway
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Shrek celebrated a year on Broadway on November 8. The musical, which follows the adventures of a swamp-dwelling ogre and a host of fairy-tale creatures, made merry with Crumbs cupcakes on stage at the Broadway Theatre before the matinee. The treats were sweet, but the event was bittersweet. The performance marked the last for star Brian d’Arcy James. Ben ...

Shrek Princess Sutton Foster's Broadway Dressing Room Treasures

Shrek Princess Sutton Foster's Broadway Dressing Room Treasures

In the third installment of our “My Space” portrait series, Broadway.com entered the lavender-hued dressing room of our favorite leading lady, Sutton Foster. Now winding up her year-long run as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical, the Tony-winning star has created a comfy backstage haven in which she’s surrounded by things—and in her case, a person—she ...

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Exclusive Music Video: Shrek the Musical Stars Sing 'I'm a Believer'

Exclusive Music Video: Shrek the Musical Stars Sing 'I'm a Believer'

Audiences at Shrek are now getting an extra bonus: a curtain call performance of "I'm a Believer," the Monkees song that helped make the film version of the fairy tale a smash. The stars of the show, led by Brian d'Arcy James, Sutton Foster and Daniel Breaker, recently went into a recording studio to make a single of ...

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Shrek Leaves Broadway

Shrek Leaves Broadway
Date
Jan 3, 2010
Where
Broadway Theatre
Show
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Shrek the Musical plays its final performance at the Broadway Theatre.

Shrek, the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure, is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! as well as the DreamWorks animated film. It features book and lyrics David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori and direction by Jason Moore ...

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Shrek the Musical Will Be Ogre on January 3

Shrek the Musical Will Be Ogre on January 3

Shrek the Musical will close on January 3, 2010, a production spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com. The musical, which stars Brian d’Arcy James in the title role, opened at the Broadway Theatre on December 14, 2008, and will have played 37 previews and 441 performances upon closing. A national tour of the show is set to begin at Chicago ...

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Sutton Foster to Star in Anyone Can Whistle at Encores! in April

Sutton Foster to Star in Anyone Can Whistle at Encores! in April

Tony winner Sutton Foster is set to star in Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’ Anyone Can Whistle, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. The show, which will be the final Encores! production of the 2009-2010 season, will play five performances from April 8 to April 11, 2010 at City Center. Foster will play Nurse Fay Apple, the role originated by ...

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