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'Shrek the Musical' shines at the Hippodrome
'Shrek the Musical' shines at the Hippodrome

Before the hapless "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" started doing its accident-prone thing in an endless run of preview performances, the record-holder for costliest Broadway show was "Shrek the Musical." The latter's $25 million price tag in 2008 seems downright puny compared to the $65 million already caught in the web of that other thing, but at least "Shrek" doesn't seem to present any dangers to cast or audience — not even the danger of being bored. To be sure, this venture from DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions doesn't pack quite the visual or comic punch of the 2001 DreamWorks animated movie that inspired it....

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