Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell

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The cast and crew of SHREK THE MUSICAL®, the Tony Award®-winning production, celebrated the show's one year anniversary on Broadway with a reception on stage at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, November 8th after the matinee performance. Cupcakes were provided to the cast by CRUMBS Bake Shop. The production also said goodbye to original "SHREK" star Brian d'Arcy James who played his final performance in the title role yesterday as well.

SHREK THE MUSICAL® will play its final performance on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., following 441 performances and 37 previews. The national tour launches at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement, July 13 - September 5, 2010.

SHREK THE MUSICAL® features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore. Following a pre-Broadway engagement at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, SHREK THE MUSICAL® opened at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, December 14, 2008. 

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Shrek the Musical celebrates with cupcakes by Crumbs

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Shrek the Musical cupcakes by Crumbs

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Shrek the Musical cupcakes by Crumbs

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Shrek the Musical's 'swampcakes'

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Greg ReuterBrian d'Arcy James and Ryan Duncan

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
The cast of Shrek the Musical

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
The cast of Shrek the Musical

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Ben Crawford and Brian d'Arcy James

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Ben Crawford and Brian d'Arcy James

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Sutton Foster, , Brian d'Arcy James, Jeanine Tesori, and David Lindsay-Abaire

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
The cast and crew of Shrek the Musical celebrate one year on Broadway

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Director Jason Moore and the cast wish Brian d'Arcy James hail and farewell

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Brian d'Arcy James and the cast of Shrek the Musical

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Brian d'Arcy James and the cast of Shrek the Musical

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Brian d'Arcy James and Ryan Duncan and the cast

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Jason Moore and Brian d'Arcy James

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Brian d'Arcy James Shrek make-up artist Dave Presto and Brian's dresser Jack Scott

Photo Flashback: SHREK THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway and Bids Star Brian d'Arcy James Farewell
Brian d'Arcy James says farewell to Shrek The Musical

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com