SHREK THE MUSICAL Adds "I'm a Believer" to the Broadway Production
Due to popular demand, the hit song "I'm a Believer" has been added to the smash Broadway musical, SHREK THE MUSICAL®. Since the musical opened on Broadway last year, an instrumental version of the classic 1960s song was played as patrons left the theatre. Now, beginning with the performance on Friday, October 2nd, the entire company will perform "I'm a Believer."
Composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966, the original single of "I'm a Believer" hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 31, 1966 and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the biggest-selling record for all of 1967, and one of the biggest of all time. The song was covered by other artists over the last 40 years, and was performed by the band Smash Mouth and actor Eddie Murphy on the soundtrack for the first Shrek film in 2001.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® recently announced "SHREKtoberfest," a month-long festival of "OGRE-SIZED" events leading up to and celebrating the production's one year anniversary on Broadway on November 8th. Beginning Tuesday, October 6th, 40 performances of SHREK THE MUSICAL® will have a great deal on tickets. In addition, through the first week of November, there will be exciting opportunities for talkbacks with cast members, free giveaways, and special offers on NYC attractions and dining. For more information, visit www.SHREKtoberfest.com.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® stars Tony Award® nominee Brian d'Arcy James as Shrek, Tony Award® winner Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, Tony Award® nominee Christopher Sieber as Lord Farquaad, Tony Award® nominee Daniel Breaker as Donkey and Robb Sapp as Pinocchio.
The cast also features Cameron Adams, Tessa Albertson, R?zI Baker, Haven Burton, Bobby Daye, Ryan Duncan, Sarah Jane Everman, Maya Goldman, Justin Greer, Colleen Hawks, Lisa Ho, Chris Hoch, Marty Lawson, Jacob Ming-Trent, Carolyn Ockert-Haythe, Denny Paschall, Keven Quillon, Noah Rivera, Heather Jane Rolff, Jennifer Simard, Rachel Stern, Dennis Stowe, David F.M. Vaughn, Maia Nkenge Wilson, Ryan Worsing, Kirsten Wyatt.
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. The production opened at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, December 14. SHREK THE MUSICAL® will launch a national tour at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement, July 13 - September 5, 2010.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® is an entirely new musical based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the Dreamworks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series. The musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (Bill Damaschke, President) and Neal Street Productions, Ltd (principals Sam Mendes and Caro Newling).
SHREK THE MUSICAL® tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales.
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Tickets for SHREK THE MUSICAL® are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com, or in person at The Broadway Theatre box office (1681 Broadway @ 53rd St). Group sales are available by contacting Telecharge Group Sales at 212-239-6262, or 800-432-7780.
Tickets on Tuesdays through Thursdays range in price from $41.50 to $121.50, and tickets on Fridays through Sundays range in price from $51.50 to $126.50. All tickets include a $1.50 facility fee.
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