Shrek the Musical is based on DreamWorks Animation’s 2001 film Shrek and William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek!. Librettist and lyricist David Lindsay-Abaire and Director Jason Moore started developing the musical in 2002. Jeanine Tesori began contributing music to the project in 2004.
The musical received its out-of-town tryout at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in August 2008, and transferred to Broadway in November of that same year. After completing a month of previews, the musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre on December 14, 2008. The show received eight Tony Award nominations, from
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