'Shrek the Musical' headed for DVD release

DreamWorks Animation is planning a DVD release of its Broadway show Shrek the Musical, according to The Hollywood Reporter. During a presentation of third-quarter financial results, CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg noted that Shrek the Musical was filmed about 10 days ago and will be released on DVD in “unique packaging,” THR noted. As EW previously reported, the show ends its Broadway run on Jan. 3.


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  • JPX

    I can’t imagine anything I would want to watch less.

    • Anonymous.

      Have you ever SEEN the show? It’s incredible. Don’t go making judgements unless you’ve seen this amazing, beautiful, and moving show.

      • Christian

        Seriously. This show was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. EVER. I enjoyed it more than Avenue Q even. Please do not judge a show before you see it!

  • Hayley

    I’m buying this, watching it ten times, and remember all the good times I had last December~

    • Alison

      im gonna buy it because i love
      John Tartaglia!!! He makes the most amazing pinocchio

  • John

    A Broadway show getting preserved on DVD is always a good thing, not matter what. I hope Sutton Foster was still in it when they filmed it.

    • Anonymous.

      She was. :)

    • Andrew

      She’s going to be with the show till it closes. Brian d’Arcy James who plays Shrek is leaving the show November 8 which was after the filming took place.

      • Andrew

        I meant which IS after the filming took place. Brian was there for the filming.

  • orville

    I wish they’d do this for more Broadway shows (especially with the original casts).

  • Andrew

    I’m going to the national tour next year in Dallas and I’m also getting this DVD.

  • Tony

    This is great news!! It’s amazing this got filmed!… More Broadway shows should do this.

  • Muso123

    Hoorah! Wonderful news!

    I agree it would be nice if more musicals (not just Broadway ones, there are a wealth of other brilliant shows outside of the US you know!) did this. However it’s unlikely. ‘Shrek’ is a rare exception as they have a movie studio as producers. As a movie studio Dreamworks has exactly the sort of annual revenue and resources to get a show filmed, sort out the legal issues with the writer’s agents, actors agents and their respective unions and arrange residual payment deals.

  • Jeremy Odden

    I saw it 3 times while it was in Seattle: Once in previews, once on opening night, and once on the last weekend. IT GOT BETTER AND BETTER, AND I’M TOTALLY GETTING THIS DVD!!!!!!

  • Zac Creekmore

    This was the best musical ever I can’t wait to get the DVD.

  • Kelly Riley

    It’s very sad that Shrek has to close, I had it in my head I would make it to NYC to see it on broadway and I never did… and now it’s too late. I doubt I will be able to make it to Chicago this summer or Dallas this fall to catch it live… I’ll just have to settle for the DVD… *sniff* and I wanted to see it live SO bad too.

    • JHerrera

      I was just at the screening in Pasadena and it was wonderful. It wasn’t a final product yet, but it could almost be. Only bad thing, the people who were surveying the audience ignored everyone of color: Latino, Middle Eastern, African American, Asian- all ignored. That goes so contrary to the message of acceptance in Shrek. What a disappointment.

  • Jeff

    We took my son to see this show as his first Broadway production. He still listens to the soundtrack.

  • Shaye

    When is the DVD coming out??

  • Alison

    who likes john tartaglia? I still think that in the finale pinnochio should propose to the ugly duckling

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