I know I shouldn’t have really been surprised, but this announcement still took me a little off guard.
On November 8, the most beloved swamp-dwelling ogre of all time will make his Broadway debut in SHREK THE MUSICAL. This all-new production is based on Shrek’s adventures in the classic William Steig book and Oscar-winning film. Joining Shrek on his journey from the swamp to the stage will be his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and a chorus of everybody’s favorite fairytale creatures.
Tony(R) nominee JASON MOORE (Avenue Q) directs a powerhouse cast led by Tony nominee BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES (The Apple Tree, Sweet Smell of Success) as Shrek, Tony winner SUTTON FOSTER (Young Frankenstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Princess Fiona, Tony(R) nominee CHRISTOPHER SIEBER (Spamalot, Into The Woods) as Lord Farquaad, and CHESTOR GREGORY (Cry-Baby, Hairspray) as Donkey. Tony nominee JOHN TARTAGLIA (Avenue Q) will play Pinocchio, and KECIA LEWIS-EVANS (The Drowsy Chaperone) is the Dragon.
With book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner DAVID LINDSAY- ABAIRE (Rabbit Hole), and a score by Tony nominee JEANINE TESORI (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie), SHREK THE MUSICAL proves that there’s a whole lot more to this story than meets the ears.