Shrek Musical Goes Green in West End in 2010???
Date: 6 July 2009
It may have only taken home one Tony Award, for Tim Hatleyís costumes (See News, 8 Jun 2009), but a shortage of trophies isnít deterring Shrekís producers from pushed forward with plans for the Broadway screen-to-stage musicalís West End transfer (See The Goss, 15 Dec 2008). According to the Daily Mail, it should open here in late 2010 or early 2011, after the third Shrek film is released next summer.
The stage adaptation of the animated films, about a lonely green ogre who finds happiness with the help of a wise-cracking donkey and a tough-talking princess, is produced by Sam Mendesí Neal Street Productions and, in the companyís theatrical debut, the Hollywood studio Dreamworks (See News, 15 Oct 2004). Shrek Ė The Musical premiered to mixed reviews in New York last December. It has a score by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Itís directed by Jason Moore.Got some goss? Contact email@example.com
|Just saw this in NY and it really is a treat; I found it way more enjoyable than the Disney musicals. I just hope that a London version would preserve the sheer scale and opulence of it's B'way counterpart. It really needs to be staged somewhere the size of the Lane, the Palladium or the Dominion. - Believer||13 Oct 09|
|third? - Max||07 Jul 09|
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