Buonopane to Star as Farquaad in Shrek Tour

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Todd Buonopane will rule over the kingdom of Duloc as Lord Farquaad in the national tour of Shrek the Musical, which launches July 13 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.
Todd Buonopane
Todd Buonopane

As previously reported, Eric Petersen (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), will star in the title role opposite Haven Burton (Shrek, Legally Blonde) as Princess Fiona and Alan Mingo, Jr. (The Little Mermaid, Rent) as Donkey. Buonopane has appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Grease.

The company will also include JJoe Abraham, Kevin Boseman, Holly Ann Butler, Carrie Compere, Emily Cramer, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Sandra DeNise, David Foley, Aymee Garcia, Brian Gonzales, Justin Greer, Lisa Ho, Benjamin Howes, Madison Mullahey, Mara Newbery, Denny Paschall, Sarah Peak, Keven Quillon, Morgan Rose, Blakely Slaybaugh and David F.M. Vaughn.

Rob Ashford will co-direct the tour with original Broadway director Jason Moore.


Shrek — which is based on based on the story and characters from William Steig's book and the DreamWorks Animation film of the same name — features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori.

Shrek, according to a press statement, "is an entirely new musical based on the story and characters from William Steig's book 'Shrek!,' as well as the DreamWorks Animation film."

Individual tickets are priced $25-$90; a select number of premium seats are also available. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St. and 18 W. Monroe St.); the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000; all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores); and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

For more information, visit www.ShrekTheMusical.com.

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