Colourful movie ogre Shrek is set to hit the Broadway stage as the star of his own musical. SHREK: THE MUSICAL is DreamWorks Animation's first venture in legitimate theatre and follows an ambitious project helmed by British director Sam Mendes. The score and story for the new production have been penned by JEANINE TESORI and David Lindsay-Abaire. JASON MOORE, the brains behind hit musical puppet show AVENUE Q, is slated to direct the musical, which is set for an opening in 2008.