Brian d'Arcy James, recently seen on the New York stage in Next to Normal and The Apple Tree, plays the lovable green ogre in the new musical based on the William Steig book and the DreamWorks Animation film.
Shrek bows at The 5th Avenue Theatre (Aug. 14-Sept. 21) before landing at the Broadway Theatre Nov. 8. David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) penned the lyrics and libretto; Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change) composed the music.
The costume design is by Tony Award winner Tim Hatley; make-up design is by Naomi Donne; and prosthetic make-up design is by Michael Marino.
Here is a first look at James in full Shrek costume and make-up:
All photos by Andrew Eccles. © 2008 DreamWorks Theatricals.