"Shrek" has finally found its ogre, with Brian d'Arcy James playing the big green guy in the upcoming legit adaptation of the DreamWorks Animation property.
It's curtains for "Curtains." The Broadway tuner shutters June 29, about 16 months after it began perfs last spring.
The North American touring production of "Spring Awakening" has set its sked, kicking off in September at San Francisco's Curran Theater.
The next tenant of Broadway venue Circle in the Square looks likely to be "Glory Days," a small-scale tuner that preemed at the D.C. area's Signature Theater earlier this year.
A revival of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer winner "Fences" is said to be aiming for the 2008-09 Broadway season, in a production helmed by playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.
The rumored Broadway run of Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate" will materialize in the fall, in a production to be presented by Lincoln Center Theater in one of the Shubert Org's Rialto venues.
Jerry Patch, currently co-artistic director of the Old Globe in San Diego, will soon come east to Manhattan Theater Club to become MTC's new director of artistic development.
Hitchcock spoof "The 39 Steps" will step into a commercial Broadway run -- a month after its nonprofit Rialto stint ends March 29 at the Roundabout's American Airlines Theater.
Spring may finally have sprung on Broadway last week, with most productions on the boards seeing sales climb.
"South Pacific" is a Broadway anomaly: a familiar fave that's rarely seen.