Broadway Theatre, (12/14/2008 - 1/03/2010)

First Preview: Nov 08, 2008
Opening Date: Dec 14, 2008
Closing Date: Jan 03, 2010
Total Previews: 37
Total Performances: 441

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: Musical Comedy in Two Acts

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)

Produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

Based on the motion picture by DreamWorks Animation; Based on the book 'Shrek!' by William Steig; Book by David Lindsay-Abaire; Music by Jeanine Tesori; Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire; Musical Director: Tim Weil; Music orchestrated by Danny Troob; Associate Orchestrator: John Clancy; Dance arrangements by Matthew Sklar; Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori and Tim Weil; Incidental Music Arranger: Tim Weil

Directed by Jason Moore; Choreographed by Josh Prince; Associate Director: Peter Lawrence; Associate Choreographer: Sloan Just

Scenic Design by Tim Hatley; Costume Design by Tim Hatley; Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone; Sound Design by Peter Hylenski; Hair and Wig Design by David Brian Brown; Make-Up Design by Naomi Donne; Puppet Design by Tim Hatley; Associate Scenic Design: Paul Weimer; Associate Costume Design: Jack Galloway; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Associate Sound Design: Keith Caggiano

General Manager: Stuart Thompson Productions and James Triner; Company Manager: Roeya Banuazizi; Assistant Co. Mgr: Scott Armstrong

Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: Rachel Wolff; Assistant Stage Mgr: Chad Lewis

Conducted by Tim Weil; Associate Conductor: Jason DeBord; Concert Master: Antoine Silverman; Violin: Jonathan Dinklage, Entcho Todorov and Sean Carney; Cello: Jeanne LeBlanc and Anja Wood; Acoustic Bass: Bill Ellison; Flute: Anders Bostrom; Reeds: Charles Pillow, Jack Bashkow and Ronald Jannelli; Trumpet: Anthony Kadleck and Bud Burridge; Trombone: Bruce Eidem and Morris Kainuma; French Horn: Adam Krauthamer; Keyboards: John Deley and Jason DeBord; Guitar: Kenny Brescia and Bobby Baxmeyer; Electric Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Warren Odze; Percussion: Shane Shanahan; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Electronic Music Design: Andrew Barrett

Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Illusions Consultant: Marshall Magoon; Dance Captain: Justin Greer; Director of Marketing: Clint Bond, Jr.

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Opening Night Cast

Sutton FosterPrincess Fiona
Brian d'Arcy JamesShrek
(Nov 08, 2008 - Nov 08, 2009)
Christopher SieberLord Farquaad
Daniel BreakerDonkey
John TartagliaPinocchio
(Nov 08, 2008 - Aug 16, 2009)
Magic Mirror
(Nov 08, 2008 - Aug 16, 2009)
Dragon Puppeteer
(Nov 08, 2008 - Aug 16, 2009)
Cameron AdamsEnsemble
Haven BurtonSugar Plum Fairy
Gingy
Jennifer CodyShoemaker's Elf
Duloc Performer
Blind Mouse
Bobby DayeSticks
Bishop
Ryan DuncanBricks
Sarah Jane EvermanUgly Duckling
Blind Mouse
Aymee GarciaMamma Bear
Leah Greenhaus
certain performances only
Young Fiona
Lisa HoBaby Bear
Blind Mouse
Chris HochKing Herold
Big Bad Wolf
Captain of the Guard
Danette HoldenFairy Godmother
Magic Mirror Assistant
Bluebird
Marty LawsonEnsemble
Jacob Ming-TrentPapa Ogre
Straw
Marissa O'DonnellTeen Fiona
Denny PaschallPeter Pan
Rachel Resheff
certain performances only
Young Fiona
Greg ReuterGnome
Pied Piper
Adam RieglerYoung Shrek
Dwarf
Noah RiveraWhite Rabbit
Jennifer SimardQueen Lillian
Wicked Witch
Magic Mirror Assistant
Rachel SternMama Ogre
Humpty Dumpty
Dennis StoweBarker
Papa Bear
Thelonius

Swings: Justin Greer, Carolyn Ockert-Haythe, Heather Jane Rolff and David F.M. Vaughn

Standby: Ben Crawford (Shrek)

Understudies: Haven Burton (Princess Fiona, Teen Fiona), Bobby Daye (Donkey), Ryan Duncan (Donkey), Sarah Jane Everman (Princess Fiona, Teen Fiona), Leah Greenhaus (Young Shrek), Chris Hoch (Lord Farquaad), Jacob Ming-Trent (Shrek), Denny Paschall (Pinocchio), Rachel Resheff (Young Shrek), Greg Reuter (Lord Farquaad) and Noah Rivera (Pinocchio)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2009 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

 2009 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by David Lindsay-Abaire

 2009 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [nominee] 

Music by Jeanine Tesori; Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

 2009 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Brian d'Arcy James

 2009 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Sutton Foster

 2009 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Christopher Sieber

 2009 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Danny Troob

 2009 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

John Clancy

winner 2009 Best Costume Design of a Musical [winner] 

Tim Hatley

Drama Desk Award

 2009 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

 2009 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by David Lindsay-Abaire

winner 2009 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Brian d'Arcy James

 2009 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Daniel Breaker

 2009 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Sutton Foster

 2009 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Christopher Sieber

 2009 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Danny Troob

 2009 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

 2009 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Jeanine Tesori

winner 2009 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 

Tim Hatley

winner 2009 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [winner] 

Tim Hatley

 2009 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Jason Moore

Songs

music by Jeanine Tesori; lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

ACT 1
Big Bright Beautiful World
Story of My Life
The Goodbye Song
Don't Let Me Go
I Know It's Today
What's Up, Duloc?
Travel Song
Donkey Pot Pie
This Is How a Dream Comes True
Who I'd Be
ACT 2
Morning Person
I Think I Got You Beat
The Ballad of Farquaad
Make a Move
When Words Fail
Morning Person (Reprise)
Build a Wall
Freak Flag
Big Bright Beautiful World (Reprise)
This Is Our Story

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Broadway Theatre

(12/14/2008 - 1/3/2010)
Associate Director: Evan Ensign.

Production Stage Manager: Beverly Jenkins; Assistant Stage Mgr: Stacey Zaloga(Dec 15, 2008 - ?).

Conducted by Eric Stern; Trombone: Michael Christianson.

Cast

Rozi Baker
Young Fiona Alternate
Young Shrek Alternate
Ben Crawford
Shrek (Nov 10, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010)
Maya Goldman
Young Fiona Alternate
Young Shrek Alternate
Brian Gonzales
Ensemble
Colleen Hawks
Bluebird
Fairy Godmother
Frankie Paparone
White Rabbit
Eric Petersen
Papa Ogre
Straw
Keven Quillon
Gnome
Pied Piper
Robb Sapp
Dragon Puppeteer (Aug 18, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009)
Magic Mirror (Aug 18, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009)
during John Tartaglia's leave of absencePinocchio (Aug 18, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009)
John Tartaglia
Dragon Puppeteer (Dec 15, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010)
Magic Mirror (Dec 15, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010)
Pinocchio (Dec 15, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010)
Maia Nkenge Wilson
Mamma Bear
Kirsten Wyatt
Blind Mouse
Shoemaker's Elf


Swings: Ryan Worsing.

Understudies: Ben Crawford (Pinocchio), Brian Gonzales (Shrek), Justin Greer (Pinocchio), Eric Petersen (Shrek), David F.M. Vaughn (Lord Farquaad), Kirsten Wyatt (Teen Fiona).


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