Broadway must be the only industry in America that hasn’t noticed the country is in an economic crisis. Its powerful producers and theater owners aren’t just refusing to acknowledge reality. They’ve even got the chutzpah—or the manic greed—to increase ticket prices.
Take the price of an orchestra seat for the new Read More
For all you fans of giant green ogres out there, some news today about Shrek The Musical, which is gearing up for its November 8 Broadway previews. The show, which has been having a trail run in Seattle, will get a new donkey for its New York run. The Associated Press reports (via the Read More
Producers of the stage adaptation of Shrek were having a hard time casting the lead of Disney’s hit movie these past few months, struggling to find a stage actor who was jovially plump, attractive and had the comedy chops to stand up to Mike Meyers’ original performance. They’ve finally found their leading ogre: Brian Read More
Shrek is ditching the magic kingdom and coming to Broadway. Although, don’t expect Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers to come out of their recording booths to prance around on stage any time soon. Shrek The Musical will premiere in Seattle in August this summer and then transfer to New York (at a theater Read More
Peter Docter’s Monsters, Inc. was co-directed by Lee Unkrich and David Silverman, from a screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson, based on a story by Mr. Docter and animated by more people than I can count or credit. This is not an area of cinema with which I am either comfortable or confident. If Read More
If you haven’t witnessed it yourself, someone has surely told you about the scene in DreamWorks SKG’s Shrek in which the title ogre finds his beloved swamp overrun with Disney characters, from Cinderella to Tinkerbell. “Dead broad off the table!” Shrek bellows in a Scottish burr, in reference to the casketed, comatose Snow White, exiled Read More
I spent Memorial Day weekend catching up on Shrek (directed by Andrew Adamson and
Vicky Jenson, from a screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Russio, Joe Stillman and
Roger S. H. Schulman, based on the book by William Steig), and Pearl Harbor (directed by Michael Bay,
from a screenplay by Randall Wallace). Shrek
has had nothing Read More
Two days before what threatened to be the biggest Memorial Day box-office weekend ever-bigger than the same four days in 1997 that included the $90 million opener for The Lost World: Jurassic Park-Christopher Dixon was sussing out the film studios’ offerings.
There was Pearl Harbor: too violent, maybe, for the repeat viewings of that crucial Read More