Shrek the Musical on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission


Critic's Choice: Nashville Theatre's New Season Continues at Breakneck Pace
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 9, 2016

It's another one of those perplexing and invigorating weekends in Nashville theater as some of the season's most anticipated shows open - and theater-goers find themselves sometimes making a "Sophie's Choice" decision in some cases when the options somehow seem overwhelming. And as confounding as that can be for audiences, it once again shows that the theater scene in these parts remains as vital and as artistically challenging as ever¬Ö (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Presents GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present the musical, GYPSY at 7pm on September 16, 17, 23, 30 and October 1, and at 2pm on September 18, 24, 25, and October 2. Limited reserved seating $18 plus tax/fees. (more...)

Casting Announced for Nigel Harman's Berkoff Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch, Cuffs, Misfits) and Emily Bruni (Peep Show, Life in Squares) are to star in a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses, directed by Nigel Harman, at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

The Ride Presents IN MASQUERADE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Approaching its 11,000 performance, the spectacular, immersive, interactive, experiential phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, November 6. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael McCorry Rose and More in CHESS IN CONCERT at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, an all-star production of Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Chess in Concert takes the Old Town Temecula stage for four nights only! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE RIDE to Become Bewitching Masquerade for Halloween Season in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Approaching its 11,000th performance, the immersive, interactive, experiential phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, November 6. (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

Andrew Pollard and Anthony Spargo to Return to Greenwich for PETER PAN: A NEW ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Booing at this year's pantomime at Greenwich Theatre will reach new levels with the return of everyone's favourite villain Anthony Spargo as Captain Hook in Peter Pan: A New Adventure. (more...)

Rose Theater Announces the Cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

An ornery ogre, a peculiar princess, a talking donkey, a vertically-challenged villain and a love struck dragon are headed to The Rose Theater with the production of Shrek The Musical. The Broadway sensation, based on DreamWorks Animation's 2001 blockbuster Shrek will run at The Rose, Sept. 30 through Oct. 15, 2016. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Sits Down for Some Brews w/ AMERICAN IDIOT's Brian Charles Johnson
by Broadwaysted - Sep 13, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted crew is thrilled to sit down with Brian Charles Johnson, original Broadway cast member of SPRING AWAKENING and AMERICAN IDIOT! The beer is flowing and the laughs keep coming as Brian discusses his love of Blue Apron, making his Broadway debut in a smash-hit with a young cast, and introduces the one and only BCJGF. Brian shares some of the craziest experiences having audience members on stage during the show and Kimberly admits to being a 19-year-old fan girl of Spring Awakening (with a stage door pic to prove it!) Game Master Kimberly then leads us through a drinking game version of 'Finish the Lyric' and an epic round of Lights of Broadway Showcards Against Humanity. Why do we break out in songs from Oliver and Company? Join theatre's favorite happy hour and find out on this week's episode of Broadwaysted! (more...)

VIDEO: The Love Triangle Continues! Watch Trailer for Season 3 of Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

PEOPLE has shared the trailer for the third season of TV Land's YOUNGER, starring Sutton Foster. The series returns on September 28th on TV Land. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK Brings Laughs Both Big and Small
by Alexander Garza - Jul 29, 2016

The show is genuinely moving, entertaining, and a fast-paced, all around fun time for the entire family. Don't be quick to assume you can't take your date to see SHREK just because the production is part of Main Street Theater's Theatre for Youth program. The performance is open to the public, and the narrative and jokes will have both children and adults raving. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Take one part Chekhov, add a heaping portion of hilarity with a dash of misery, mix with pop culture, and shake furiously with laugher! The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opening July 29 and playing through August 14 at the Breckenridge Theater. (more...)

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS 'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.' FRIDAY JULY 28th & SATURDAY JULY 29th at 7:00 PM AT THE WESTMINSTER ARTS CENTER @ BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2016
by - Jul 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Chicago, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LuPone/Ebersole in Goodman Theatre's WAR PAINT, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit, and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe, just to name a few. (more...)

Cast Announced for Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present the audience favorite Cinderella, starring CTC Acting Company member Traci Allen Shannon in the title role. The entire CTC Acting Company stars as well with Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt playing Cinderella's stepsisters, Dorcas and Pearl, Autumn Ness playing the Stepmother, and Gerald Drake playing Lord High Chamberlain. CTC's 15/16 Performing Apprentice China Brickey will perform as the fairy godmother. David L. Murray,Jr (upcoming Theater Latte Da's Ragtime) will debut at CTC as Prince Eric. (more...)

BWW Review: Holy Ogre! SHREK THE MUSICAL Is A Blast!
by Herbert Paine - Jul 20, 2016

Arizona Broadway Theatre's staging of Shrek the Musical exceeds expectations. Mace Archer has gone beyond the norm, directing something more than a lively and exhilarating show. He's fashioned a distinctive and incredibly intimate and engaging experience that speaks with authenticity to audience members young and older. Archer is aided and abetted in this theatrical coup by a gangbuster cast, featuring the awesome foursome of Jason Simon as the 'big stupid ugly ogre,' Liz Fallon as Fiona, Deonte Warren as Donkey, and David Brumfield as Lord Farquaad. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Carnegie patrons can expect 'Nothin' But a Good Time' with the 2016-17 Theatre Season opener, ROCK OF AGES. The classic boy meets girl tale features classic 80s hair band hits and runs weekends August 13-28, 2016. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The season begins with King Lear by William Shakespeare. The production will coincide with the Folger Shakespeare Library's national tour of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, which will bring a rare first folio to UConn's campus where it will be displayed September 1-25, 2016 in the William Benton Museum of Art. King Lear will be directed by Dale AJ Rose and play onstage in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre October 6-16, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO's SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Get ready for an 'ogre-the-top' production at the Benedum Center July 15-24! This smash-hit musical comedy will come to life with a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans, including Finding Neverland's Rory Donovan as Shrek and Broadway's Haven Burton as Princess Fiona. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'SHREK,' 'A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT KENNEDY', and 'THE KICK-A** WIT OF MOLLY IVINS' at Main Street Theatre this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Now in its 40th Anniversary Season, Main Street Theater provides theater experiences for all ages. For ages 3 and up, Shrek the Musical continues on Saturdays and Sundays through July 31. The company also stages RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy and Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-A** Wit of Molly Ivins through August 14. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou and More Visit CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This week, July 17, marks the 117th birthday of Hollywood legend James Cagney. This very same week, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about James Cagney, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theatre, upstairs. Among the stars who've recently come out to celebrate Cagney are Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, 'Sex & the City'), Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island), Lorna Luft (Guys & Dolls, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Grease 2), and Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars Bring Laughter, Learning & Love in 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS - All the Performances!
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Click below to watch the performances from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beauty and The Barber? Susan Egan and Len Cariou Visit CAGNEY
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway's original Belle and Sweeney Todd pay visits to see the tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Monroe Iglehart, Rick Lyon, The Skivvies and More Perform at 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Scroll down for photos from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)! (more...)

TUTS Announces Week-Long Hold Over of 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) acclaimed productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story will extend their runs by one week. These seven newly added performances will see the shows run at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl (on alternating evenings) through to August 27, 2016. (more...)

Josh Prince, Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro Kick Off Broadway Dance Lab Cycle 4 Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro, JoAnn M. Hunter, Rosie Herrera, Al Blackstone, and Denzel Taylor will join Artistic Director Josh Prince as choreographers for Cycle 4. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open 1776, THE MUSICAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of 1776, The Musical, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, September 30, 2016 with two previews on September 28 and 29. (more...)

Nigel Harman to Direct a Steven Berkoff West End LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK Captivates at The Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Gracie McBride - Aug 30, 2016

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek." The fairy tales we all know and love get reinvented as this lovable ogre, sassy donkey, and spunky princess take the scene in The Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Shrek the Musical. The Tony-nominated book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori have transferred the Dreamworks film to the stage in a way that will delight fans of the movie as well as please the musical theatre crowd. Filled with bright sets and costumes, catchy tunes, and a lovable cast of miscasts, be sure to catch it before it closes September 4th! (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

Tony Winner Anthony Crivello Joins Cast of Studio Tenn's EVITA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello will join the cast of Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performinig Arts Center's production of Evita this September, playing the role of Juan Peron. Playing opposite Crivello in the eponymous role of Eva Peron is Broadway diva Eden Espinosa. (more...)

Nate Bertone and Salem Theatre Company present The New England Premiere of ENTANGLED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Nate Bertone and Salem Theatre Company will produce the New England premiere of Leah Miles' play ENTANGLED. Following the success of last season's Letters From War, Nate Bertone will return to direct the production. ENTANGLED starts performances onWednesday, September 21, 2016 and plays thru Sunday, October 1, 2016 at Salem Theatre Company, located at Shetland Park, 35 Congress Street, 3rd Floor, Salem MA. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Do you know that old saying, 'beauty is in the eye of the ogre.' No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek the Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21
by Audition Roundup - Aug 21, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 21, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric to Stage Ogre-the-Top Production of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Do you know that old saying, "beauty is in the eye of the ogre." No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek the Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

Eric B. Anthony and More Set for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Today, co-founders Chris Maikish and Luke Klipp announced the cast for the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, performing at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)

GOODNIGHT MOON, PRANCER, THUMBELINA and More Set for Rose Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Rose Theater will launch its 2016-17 season on Sept. 2, 2016, with the opening of Goodnight Moon, a musical featuring the classic children's book by the same name. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Milwaukee Premiere of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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BWW Blog: Hannah Love - Summer of Studying, Sweating, and Singing
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Love - Aug 18, 2016

Summer is officially over for me, and I'm immersed into the school year again. I'm already working on a school production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and my classes are already piling on the homework, tests, and projects. Somehow, I'm not fazed by this mass chaos. It probably is related to the fact that I did not take a break this summer. Summer classes filled my summer until the second week of July (don't worry, I took these classes to lighten my junior year), babysitting was a routine job for me, and I was in a production of Shrek the Musical at a local community theatre.  (more...)

2016-17 THEATER SEASON: PHILADELPHIA REGION AND SOUTH JERSEY
by Pati Buehler - Aug 16, 2016

From Philly to South Jersey, there's someting for everyone on stages this season. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Heads to the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Broadway Records enters the studio today to record the original New York cast recording of Cagney, which will be released digitally and at the theatre on Friday, September 30, 2016, and in stores on October 14th. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Spread Christmas Cheer to 36 Cities on 2016 Holiday Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

ETworks Presentations, LLC and WarnerBros. Theatre Ventures are thrilled to announce that the Broadway musical ELF will perform across the country once again this holiday season beginning in November 2016. (more...)

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