This edition: Making Ogre BroadwayTweet
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.
Melissa Rose Bernardo Theatre Critic, Entertainment Weekly
Bill Damaschke Producer
David Lindsay-Abaire Book & Lyrics
Jason Moore Director
Caro Newling Producer
Jeanine Tesori Composer