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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's Trek from Page to Screen to Stage

On the eve of the much-anticipated Broadway debut of Shrek the Musical, Broadway.com presents a century-long history of the show—from the pre-Depression beginnings of its creator through its triumph in Hollywood and onto its current incarnation onstage at the Broadway Theatre. Did you know that the flatulent green ogre with the heart of gold has roots in Brooklyn? Or ...

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Interview: Brian d'Arcy James of Shrek

Interview: Brian d'Arcy James of Shrek

After cutting his teeth in musicals like Carousel and Titanic, Brian d’Arcy James got the Broadway seal of approval in 2002, when his turn in Sweet Smell of Success earned him a Tony Award nomination. Since then, the 40-year-old, Michigan-born actor has proved himself much more than just a song-and-dance man. In the past year alone, he’s appeared off-Broadway in ...

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Rob Ashford Signs On as Consultant for Shrek the Musical

Rob Ashford Signs On as Consultant for Shrek the Musical
Director-choreographer Rob Ashford has signed on as an unbilled consultant on Shrek the Musical. Based on William Steig's novel and Dreamworks' animated film, Shrek the Musical is currently playing its pre-Broadway tryout at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater, directed by Jason Moore Avenue Q, Steel Magnolias and choreographed by newcomer Josh Prince.

"Jason Moore and Josh Prince have invited their friend ...

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Jennifer Cody, Jennifer Simard & More Join the Cast of Shrek

Jennifer Cody, Jennifer Simard & More Join the Cast of Shrek

Additional casting for the upcoming Broadway production of Shrek the Musical has been announced. Jennifer Cody Urinetown, The Pajama Game and Jennifer Simard The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are among the new cast members joining Brian d'Arcy James as Shrek, Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, Christopher Sieber as Lord Farquaad, Chester Gregory II as Donkey, John Tartaglia as ...

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Brian d'Arcy James Will Play Title Role in Shrek; Gregory and Tartaglia Join Cast

Brian d'Arcy James Will Play Title Role in Shrek; Gregory and Tartaglia Join Cast

 

Brian d'Arcy James will play the title role in the upcoming Broadway production of Shrek the Musical, along with Chester Gregory II as Donkey and John Tartaglia as Pinocchio. They join previously announced cast members Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, Christopher Sieber as Lord Farquaad and Kecia Lewis-Evans as The Dragon. Shrek will begin previews at the Broadway Theatre ...

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Shrek Books the Broadway; Foster, Sieber & Lewis-Evans Sign On

Shrek Books the Broadway; Foster, Sieber & Lewis-Evans Sign On

According to Variety, the stage adaptation of the animated smash Shrek has booked the Broadway Theatre, soon to be vacated by The Color Purple, where it will open on December 14. Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber and Kecia Lewis-Evans, who all appeared in recent readings of the show, have signed on to star.

Foster, who will play Princess Fiona, won a ...

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After Seattle Tryout, Shrek the Musical to Bow on Broadway in Fall 2008

After Seattle Tryout, Shrek the Musical to Bow on Broadway in Fall 2008
Shrek the Musical has announced a world premiere engagement at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle from August 14 to September 21, prior to beginning previews on Broadway in early November. The show will be directed by Jason Moore Avenue Q and choreographed by newcomer Josh Prince. No casting or Broadway theater has been announced.

Shrek the Musical features a ...

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Jason Moore to Direct B'way-Bound Shrek Musical

Jason Moore to Direct B'way-Bound Shrek Musical
Jason Moore, who earned a 2004 Tony Award nomination for his direction of Avenue Q, has signed on to helm the upcoming Broadway-bound musical version of the hit animated film Shrek. As previously reported, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire is writing the book for the screen-to-stage project, which Broadway.com first broke news of in October 2002.

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