Shrek Comes to Broadway With New Donkey Friend

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 NYT) that Tony nominee Daniel Breaker, who dazzled last season in Passing Strange, will be taking over the role from Chester Gregory. But that’s not it: the voice of the Dragon, is actually going to be that of eight women, instead of one performer with a chorus. The play opens officially on December 14 and features Brian d’Arcy James as the title character; Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona; Christopher Sieber as the evil Lord Farquaad; and John Tartaglia as Pinocchio. Tickets are on sale now at www.shrekthemusical.com.

Shrek Comes to Broadway With New Donkey Friend