Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Broadway Bound Shrek Opens Tonight In Seattle
Shrek the Musical,which is based on the story and characters from William Steig's "Shrek!" and the blockbuster DreamWorks film officially opens tonight at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. Following its out-of-town tryout, Shrek will arrive at New York's Broadway Theatre Nov. 8 with an official opening scheduled for Dec. 14.
Brian d'Arcy James, plays the title role of the lovable green ogre in the new musical with Cry-Baby's Chester Gregory II as Donkey, Avenue Q Tony nominee John Tartaglia as Pinocchio, Tony winner Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Young Frankenstein) as Princess Fiona, Christopher Sieber (Monty Python's Spamalot) as Lord Farquaad and Kecia Lewis-Evans (The Drowsy Chaperone) as the dragon.
Shrek, according to a press statement, "is an entirely new musical based on the story and characters from William Steig's book 'Shrek!,' as well as the DreamWorks Animation film."
Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) penned the lyrics and libretto (based on the kid-lit character created by William Steig), and Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori (Millie, Caroline, or Change) wrote the music.
Several of my colleagues recently attended a presentation of the show and absolutely raved about it. In fact if the show is as charming as the music that I heard on the sample cd then I expect Shrek to do very well. Watch out Disney. You have got some competition!
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