While "Shrek Goes Fourth", the fourth installment of DreamWorks' hit animated film series, is said to be underway, it was announced that the original "Shrek" will move from a land not so far, far away to Broadway. On Thursday, January 17, DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd announced that the successful comedy animation will begin its musical journey in an exclusive world premiere engagement at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, August 14 to September 21.
Entitled , the musical version of the animated film is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book "Shrek!" as well as the DreamWorks Animation first film "Shrek" which hit the theaters in summer 2001. It will have Jason Moore, who staged the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, "Avenue Q", as its director and other awards-winning crews, while casting and additional members of the creative team will be announced shortly.