Date set for ‘Shrek’ tour

Musical launches in July at Chicago's Palace

The national tour of “Shrek the Musical” has set its kickoff date, launching at Chicago’s Palace Theater in July.

Tuner from DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Prods., based on the DreamWorks Animation pic and the book by William Steig, has been playing on Broadway since late last year.

Casting for the road incarnation has not yet been confirmed. Chicago run will play July 13-Sept. 5, with further stops on the tour to be announced.

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