As we noted with glee the other day, 'Rent', the worst musical in the history of musicals", is leaving Broadway. But what will replace it? According to the Observer something green, inhuman and whose name means fear in Yiddish!
SHREK THE MUSICAL
Broadway Performances Begin in Early November
ONCE upon a time in a land not so far, far away a new musical began its journey to Broadway.
DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. have announced that SHREK THE MUSICAL will play an exclusive world premiere engagement at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, August 14th to September 21st, prior to opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2008. Preview performances will begin in early November at a theater to be announced.
But if you thought you were out of the woods in terms of 'Rent', well tough tits. According to the press release, "Tim Weil (Rent) is serving as music director." Lord please, let Shrek come home late again after secretly buying drugs, causing Donkey to believe that he is cheating on him with Fionna. Donkey jealously storms out, and Shrek sings about life without him. All the while, Lord Farquaadl's health suffers and Thelonious tries to nurse him back to health. All the couples reconcile because they realize the emptiness in living alone ("Without You").