The 7 PM discussion, according to press notes, will trace "the odyssey of William Steig's Shrek character from the storybook page to his adaptation for film and the Broadway stage." The panel is scheduled to include writer, historian and critic Leonard Marcus; Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks Animation; Chris Miller, director of the "Shrek the Third" film; and Jason Moore, director of the forthcoming Shrek The Musical. The program is being offered in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition, "From The New Yorker to 'Shrek': The Art of William Steig," which is on view through March 16. The exhibition features over 190 original drawings, many of which have never before been on display. Steig's picture book "Shrek!" - which means "fear" in Yiddish - inspired the Academy Award-winning film.
Shrek The Musical will open at the Broadway Theatre Dec. 14 following previews that begin Nov. 8. The musical features a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori and direction by Jason Moore.
The Jewish Museum is located in Manhattan at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street. For tickets, priced $10-$15, call (212) 423-3337 or visit www.thejewishmuseum.org.