Shrek the Musical on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert Series at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 9, 2018

This weekend, the curtain goes up on The Philly POPS' Best of Broadway concert, presented as a part of the POPS' 39th season at The Kimmel Center for Performing Art's Verizon Hall. The event features recognizable favorites from more than twenty Broadway shows, as well as music from Disney. This special concert series runs from March 9-11, 2018 and tickets starting at $35 can be purchased at (more...)

THE PROM Begins Performances at the Cort Theatre October 21, With an Official Opening Set for November 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Producers and Presidents of the Prom Committee Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke, Jack Lane and Timothy Laczynski announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will begin performances on Sunday, October 21, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

Breaking: Ben Crawford Will Be the New Man in the Mask in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today a new leading man for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful worldwide stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome Broadway's Ben Crawford when he takes over the iconic title role beginning Monday, April 16, 2018 at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

???????The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, March 6 through March 31. Explore a simpler time when the stakes of the "game" were your biggest concern in Damon Runyon's streets of New York City. (more...)

Matt Bogart, Christiane Noll, and More Lead Cast of SNOW CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full cast and creative team for the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterious snow child who transforms them. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 7, 2018

Meet Broadway musical guru, Todd Ellison, who will be the guest conductor for The Philly POPS Best of Broadway concert March 9-11, 2018 at The Kimmel Center. (more...)

Curran San Francisco Announces Cast for the Bay Area Premiere of SOFT POWER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Today, Curran announced the cast of SOFT POWER, a play with a musical by David Henry Hwang (play and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music and additional lyrics). SOFT POWER will make its Bay Area premiere at San Francisco's Curran theater (445 Geary Street), June 20 - July 8, 2018. Produced by Center Theatre Group, SOFT POWER comes to Curran after its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from May 3 through June 10, 2018. Tickets for SOFT POWER are currently only available to #CURRAN2018 subscribers. Single tickets will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Cast Announced for Staged Reading of THE WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Startup Productions has announced the casting for the premier staged reading of The War, a new musical by Michal Ehrenreich. Directed by Rachel Klein with musical director Luke Williams and arrangements by Andy Peterson, The War will be performed at two showings on April 18, 2018 at The Cell Theater. Set to a dynamic score, The War follows the destiny of a family in a land torn apart by an incomprehensible war. Can two young lovers on opposite sides of the conflict find their way? (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: The New Musical Comes To UK & Irish Cinemas For Easter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Following a strictly limited summer season at the London Palladium, The Wind in the Willows: The New Musical is set to delight audiences of all ages, as it is screened in cinemas across the UK & Ireland over the Easter period. The multi-camera production of the much-loved musical adventure will be screened in stunning surround sound and in breathtaking high definition, bringing one of the highlights of London's West End to local multiplexes and giving everyone the best seat in the house. Participating cinemas and booking links can be found at (more...)

The Green Room 42 Presents 'Broadway Does Paramore'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Marissa O'Donnell (Shrek the Musical) brings you 'Broadway Does Paramore,' an awesome night of energetic, alternative angst! Sing along with some of Broadway's hottest pop/rock voices. From the hardcore emo-pop fan favorite 'Misery Business' to the heart wrenching 'The Only Exception,' you're in for a night to remember with 'Broadway Rocks Paramore' at The Green Room 42! Join us for a bad-ass night jamming to other favorites 'That's What You Get,' 'crushcrushcrush' and 'Still Into You.' (more...)

Kravis Center Announces THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL Starring Deborah Cox
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

???????The first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from April 10 - 15. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

The Grinning Man Extends for Three Final Weeks at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

London's critically acclaimed new British musical The Grinning Man, now playing at the Trafalgar Studios, has today announced a final extended three week booking period until 5 May. (more...)

Zoetic Stage and Arsht Center to Host South Florida Premiere of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Zoetic Stage (@ZoeticStageMIA) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) are proud to present the South Florida premiere of FUN HOME, the five-time Tony Award-winning musical and tragicomedy based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling memoir. Playing April 12 - May 13, 2018 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), FUN HOME closes Zoetic Stage's 2017-2018 season and the Center's Theater Up Close Series. (more...)

BWW Blog: An Actor's Guide to Waiting
by Student Blogger: Carissa Tirico - Mar 21, 2018

The waiting, the waiting, THE WAITTTTINGGGGGGG. Shrek the Musical am I right? Best thing about being an actor is BY FAR the waiting. It's a never-ending cycle of dying, crying, having a sliver of hope, and then dying again. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 21- Broadway Feels the Joy with HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 21, 2018

On this day in 2013, the new American musical Hands on a Hardbody opened at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (more...)

Paramount Theatre Announces Cast, Design Team for ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Aurora's Paramount Theatre - Chicago's most decorated theater at the 2017 Jeff Awards with the third largest subscriber base in the nation - is excited to present the first Chicago-area regional staging of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once to close its 2017-18 Broadway Series. (more...)

Star Of Stage And Screen Jim Parsons Announces The Tommy Tune Award Nominees For Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

High school students, teachers and parents across Houston are celebrating and filled with anticipation as the nominations for the 16th Annual Tommy Tune Awards have just been announced on Emmy-winner and native Houstonian, Jim Parsons announced the nominees for Best Musical via video on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page. Parsons, who started his career on the stage in Houston, will star in The Boys in the Band on Broadway next month. (more...)

What to See in Chicago Theater: Week of March 19, 2018 to March 26, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Chicago from Monday, March 19, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Chicago? (more...)

Students from 26 Tennessee Schools Compete for 2018 Spotlight Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2018

Talented students from 26 Tennessee high schools will seize the opportunity to improve their skills - and perhaps to be recognized for their theatrical and musical talent - as part of the fifth annual Nashville High School Musical Theater Awards, aka The Spotlight Awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Omaha Community Playhouse Reveals its 2018-2019 Season to a Packed House
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 15, 2018

Omaha Community Playhouse revealed its 2018-2019 Season to an eager audience on Tuesday night. From SHREK to OF MICE AND MEN, there will be something for everyone. (more...)

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 15, 2018


Photo Flash: Brian Dykstra's EDUCATION Receives World Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the world premiere of EDUCATION, written by Brian Dykstra and directed Margarett Perry. Produced by Sanguine Theatre Company, EDUCATION begins performances on Friday, March 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 8. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.40 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit  (more...)

Amanda Holden Announced As New Patron Of Polka Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Ahead of the opening of their new season and their 40th anniversary next year, Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, Peter Glanville, today announces that Amanda Holden will join the theatre as a new Patron. Holden has been specifically brought on to support the upcoming Future Polka capital development which is scheduled to begin next year. (more...)

IMPERIUM Transfers To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Playful Productions announce the West End transfer for acclaimed, historical two-part thriller IMPERIUM - I: Conspirator and II: Dictator, running for a limited engagement at London's Gielgud Theatre from 14 June to 8 September 2018. (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP), the nation's largest community theatre, announces the lineup for its 94th season, the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

by Amber Kusching - Mar 10, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but nothing shines brighter than guest conductor Todd Ellison and Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Christopher Sieber, and Susan Egan as they join the Philly POPS for the Best of Broadway concert at The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. (more...)

Stars Of The Stage Join Philly POPS For Best Of Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Three of Broadway's most celebrated stars join the Philly POPS and conductor Todd Ellison - hailed by The New York Times as one of "Broadway's electric conductors" - for Best of Broadway March 9-11, 2018 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Summer Camps Announced At The Belmont Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

The Belmont Theatre announces their 2018 Summer Theatre & Theatrical Makeup Camps filled with imagination and creative fun! Students entering 1st - 12th grade can register for these exciting camps. Students must be at least 10 years of age to register for the Theatrical Makeup Camps. The Belmont Summer Camps start June 25 with Into the Woods Jr. and run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.   (more...)

Princess Cruises Unveils Artwork For THE SECRET SILK, The Newest Stephen Schwartz Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

???????Princess Cruises today revealed the artwork for "The Secret Silk," the third production created in collaboration with Oscar-, Tony- and Grammy award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked", "Pippin", "Godspell").  Created by Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion, the "The Secret Silk" artwork was commissioned specifically to reflect the whimsical nature of the production.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Makes its Way to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE COLOR PURPLE, will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre from Tuesday, March 20 through Sunday, April 1. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Packemin's Production Of SHREK THE MUSICAL Is A Fun Filled Polished Production
by Jade Kops - Feb 4, 2018

The heart-warming story of acceptance and friendship comes to life in Packemin Productions' staging of Shrek the Musical.  (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for Packemin Productions' SHREK THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2018

Packemin Productions presents Shrek the Musical February 2-17, 2018 at Riverside Theatre. The cast features Jay Laga'aia as Shrek, Luke Joslin as Lord Farquaad, Mikayla Williams as Princess Fiona, and Nat Jobe as Donkey. Check out the video below to go inside rehearsal and see why you should visit the swamp in the next three weeks! (more...)

'Outstanding Cast' Announced for STRAIGHT at Utah Rep
by Blair Howell - Feb 3, 2018

An 'outstanding cast' has been assembled for the regional premiere production of the watershed LGBT off-Broadway hit STRAIGHT. (more...)

Laurel Little Theatre Presents NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Laurel Little Theatre continues their 57th season with the Michael Frayn comedy "NOISES OFF" running the first weekend of March under the direction of Sam Buchanan. (more...)

CINDERELLA Guaranteed To Be STEP-tacular As Full Cast Announced For St Helens Theatre Royal's Easter Panto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

St Helens Theatre Royal's Easter panto is guaranteed to be STEPS above the rest after it was recently announced that Steps band member Lee Latchford-Evans was to star as Prince Charming. (more...)

Broadway Dance Lab's Spring 2018 Cycle Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a non-profit choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that former New York City Ballet principal dancer, and Tony Award nominee, Robert Fairchild, will join Loni Landon and Ray Mercer as guest choreographers for the company's Spring 2018 Cycle. The Lab is set to begin on Feb. 26, and will culminate with a Gala performance on April 2 at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. (more...)

Wilson Directs LITTLE WOMEN ¬Ė THE BROADWAY MUSICAL for Hendersonville's Actors Point Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 26, 2018

Greg Wilson, artistic director of Actors Point Theatre Company, will direct Little Women - The Broadway Musical, which is based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, running March 8-17. (more...)

BWW Review: FIND YOUR HERO at The Studio At Carrollwood Cultural Center
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 24, 2018

FIND YOUR HERO at The Studio At Carrollwood Cultural Center (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 23, 2018
by - Feb 23, 2018

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

Rhiannon Giddens, Young Paris, Toshi Reagon, And Ro James Announced As Guest Artists For A TIME LIKE THIS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Carnegie Hall today announced that Rhiannon Giddens, Toshi Reagon, Young Paris, and Ro James will join Broadway's Carrie Compere (The Color Purple) as guest artists for A Time Like This: Music for Change, a special concert on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage hosted by Def Jam Poetry veteran Lemon Andersen and featuring a nineteen-piece band led by Kenny Seymour (Amazing Grace, Memphis). The performance also features singers Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Emily Eagen, and Emeline Michel. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

'That old copper statue by the Courthouse downtown, honouring the dead Confederate soldier, ain't there no more¬Ö' (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO presents the World Premiere of UP AND AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO presents the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 - April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available online at, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. UP AND AWAY is also available as part of a CLO Cabaret Series subscription package. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison announce that Bronte Barbe will play 'Carole King' in the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Bronte will be joined by Kane Oliver Parry as King's husband and song-writing partner 'Gerry Goffin', Amy Ellen Richardson as song-writer 'Cynthia Weil', Matthew Gonsalves as song-writer 'Barry Mann', Carol Royle as King's mother 'Genie Klein' and Adam Howden as music publisher and producer 'Donnie Kirshner'. At certain performances, 'Carole King' will be played by Leigh Lothian. BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opens at the Bradford Alhambra on Saturday 9 September 2017. Tour dates below. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, February 16: Happy Birthday, John Tartaglia!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 16, 2018

On this day we celebrate the birthday of Tony Award-nominee, John Tartaglia! (more...)

Brief 2/16: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Begins Previews and Releases Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Escape to Margaritaville begins previews on Broadway today, and also releases its original cast recording! (more...)

Season 7 of CALL THE MIDWIFE to Premiere 3/25 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

PBS is transporting viewers back to East London with a seventh season of the critically acclaimed British drama CALL THE MIDWIFE. The series returns on March 25, 2018, with back-to-back episodes from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. The Sunday night lineup also features two new MASTERPIECE programs, including 'The Child in Time,' starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald, April 1, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET, and 'Unforgotten' April 8-May 13, 2018, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Announces Creative Teams For 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the creative teams for the 2018 summer season. The six-play schedule, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the Pre-National Tour Engagement and New England premiere of an exciting new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage. (more...)

TheatreWorks Unveils 18-19 Season Including A Hershey Felder World Premiere And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley reveal the lineup for the company's 49th season, which launches this summer. Among the exhilarating works announced were: the World Premiere of a new piece by Hershey Felder on Claude Debussy, an acclaimed Tony-winning musical, a thrilling political prizefight, and an array of Regional Premieres that include a hit comedy that sends up suburban values, a gospel/rhythm & blues musical developed at TheatreWorks, a heart-stirring musical for the holidays, a comic drama about one of the key historical events in the last century, a searing look at an unsung American hero, plus the return of the grown-up holiday hit The Santaland Diaries. For more information or to purchase subscriptions ($143 - $583) the public can call 650-463-1960 or visit Subscriptions are on sale now; single tickets will go on sale in spring 2018. Special pricing is available for seniors (65+), educators, and patrons 35 and under. (more...)

Broadway Legends Join Philly POPS for Best of Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Factory Theatre is excited to announce an extension to the run of Kat Sandler's newest hit play, BANG BANG, currently enjoying rave reviews from audiences and media alike! Five additional performances have been added from February 20-24, 2018 due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Rhiannon Giddens, Toshi Reagon, And Young Paris To Join A TIME LIKE THIS: MUSIC FOR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

???????Carnegie Hall today announced that Rhiannon Giddens, Toshi Reagon, and Young Paris will join Broadway's Carrie Compere (The Color Purple) as guest artists for A Time Like This: Music for Change, a special concert on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage hosted by Def Jam Poetry veteran Lemon Andersen and featuring a nineteen-piece band led by Kenny Seymour (Amazing Grace, Memphis). The performance also features singers Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Emily Eagen, and Emeline Michel. (more...)

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