Not Quite Happily Ever After

At least the “ever” part. Shrek the Musical is closing. The final performance at the Broadway Theatre will be January 3rd, 2010. The show will have run for 441 performances by the time it closes. Based on the same children’s book by William Steig as the successful series of films, the musical mixed elements of both, including the sequels, in telling the story of ogre Shrek and his quest to save Princess Fiona in order to get his swamp back.

Though nominated for eight Tonys in 2008, it won only 1, and also won some Drama Desk Awards. Shrek will be going on tour after closing on Broadway, so while your opportunities to see it on the Great White Way are growing shorter, it may be coming to a theatre near you sometime in 2010. We still have tickets to the Broadway production on our Shrek The Musical Tickets page, and will update that as the dates for the touring production are set.