Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Shrek Heads To Broadway

Shrek The Musical will open on Broadway this December, marking DreamWorks Animation's first legitimate theatrical venture.

The musical features Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, Christopher Sieber as Lord Farquaad and Kecia Lewis-Evans as The Dragon, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. Jason Moore directs.

Foster is currently starring on Broadway as Inga in Young Frankenstein.

Additional casting, including the title character and his friend Donkey will be announced shortly.

The musical took root around the time the second film was in production, when Sam Mendes of Neal Street Productions, Ltd. suggested the idea to DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg. The two companies will produce Shrek jointly.


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