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Follow the adventures of Shrek, his sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and everybody's favorite fairy-tale creatures. With an original new score, this show proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 3, 2010.

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About Shrek the Musical on Broadway

Previews: Nov 8, 2008 • Opening: Dec 14, 2008 • Closing: Jan 3, 2010
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Broadway Theatre Broadway Theatre
1681 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices are available. An ID is required as a deposit.
Wheelchair Access
Orchestra section and Main Level are fully accessible.
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Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"Countless films of recent decades have set out to spin a gently subversive fairy tale with a contemporary edge, but few have succeeded as wildly as Shrek. Conjuring genuine enchantment without quaintness or treacly sentimentality, the 2001 movie enlivened its storybook traditions with rude humor, gleefully anachronistic pop-culture references and knockabout characters brimming with heart. That recipe remains largely intact in Shrek the Musical."


David Rooney

"The most ingeniously wacky, transcendently tasteless Broadway musical since The Producers. Altogether irresistible!"

USA Today

Elysa Gardner

"Every fairy tale needs a fab far, far away, and the lavish sets and costumes by Tim Hatley take you there in suitably cartoonish, Technicolor style."

The New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

"Shrek the Musical is sweet, big and extremely lovable."


Linda Winer

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