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This edition: Making Ogre Broadway

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 11, 2008.

In a broadcast devoted to an in-depth look at one Broadway show, our guests are the creative team behind SHREK THE MUSICAL -- Book writer and Lyricist David Lindsay-Abaire, Producer Bill Damaschke, Director Jason Moore, Producer Caro Newling and Composer Jeanine Tesori.

Highlights of the discussion centered on how the team was chosen; the development process that led SHREK to Broadway; how material from both the book and movie guided them in shaping the musical; how they approached taking the story to another level; striking a balance in making the show appealing to both children and adults; what they used, or didn't use, from producers' notes; and some of the technical “secrets” used to create the musical.

Guest List

Melissa Rose Bernardo Theatre Critic, Entertainment Weekly

Bill Damaschke Producer

David Lindsay-Abaire Book & Lyrics

Jason Moore Director

Caro Newling Producer

Jeanine Tesori Composer

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