National tour of 'Shrek' musical planned

National tour of 'Shrek' musical planned

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. tour of "Shrek the Musical" is set to begin in Chicago in June 2010, the show's producers said.

'Shrek the Musical' to debut in Seattle

SEATTLE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "Shrek the Musical" is slated to make its world premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle this summer ahead of its planned fall opening on Broadway.

'Shrek: The Musical' adds to creative team

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A musical stage production based on the Hollywood film "Shrek" has added "Monty Python's Spamalot" cohorts Hugh Vanstone and Tim Hatley to its creative team.

Playwright Tony Kushner raises money, too

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- When "Caroline, or Change" goes from off-Broadway to Broadway May 2, it will be due in no small part to the fundraising efforts of playwright, Tony Kushner.

HBO may telecast Tony Kushner's new play

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- HBO may film Tony Kushner's new Off-Broadway chamber opera in the wake of its successful TV production of his prize-winning epic drama, "Angels in America."

The Theater World: Broadway's movie binge

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Broadway's romance with Hollywood as the source of material for musical comedies continues unabated in the new theater season with the opening of "Hairspray," b

'Millie' and 'Goat' win top Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- "Thoroughly Modern Millie," a jazz-era musical adaptation of a 1967 movie of the same title, won the 2002 Tony Award for best new musical on Broadway on Sunday,

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' big Tony winner

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- "Thoroughly Modern Millie," the flapper-era musical based on a 1967 movie, dominated the 2002 Tony Awards for the best of Broadway Sunday, winning six awards in

'Modern Millie' gets 11 Tony nominations

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- "Thoroughly Modern Millie," a new musical based on a 1967 Hollywood film, was the big winner in the 2001-2002 Broadway season Tony Award nominations lineup anno

Jeanine Tesori (formerly known as Jeanine Levenson) is a composer of musicals. She is perhaps best known for the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie; she composed eleven new songs for the show and added them to three from the movie version; four previously written songs from the 1920s were also added to the musical's score. She also composed the music for the Broadway musical Caroline, or Change, with lyrics by Tony Kushner. She won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play for the 1998 Broadway production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. She also composed an off-Broadway musical, Violet.

In 2006, she collaborated once again with Tony Kushner, composing new music for his translation of Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, which was produced as part of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park season.

In addition to her work as a composer, Tesori has also served as an arranger, conductor, and musician (usually a pianist). She wrote the dance arrangements and served as associate conductor for the Broadway musical The Secret Garden. She also served as associate conductor for The Who's Tommy on Broadway. Other Broadway arranging credits include dance arrangements for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Dream, and The Sound of Music (for which she also arranged incidental music); vocal arrangements for Thoroughly Modern Millie; and arrangements for Swing!. She composed the music for the stage musical Shrek the Musical, with lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, which opened on Broadway in 2008.

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