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'Shrek' will be stomping his way to Broadway

"Shrek," the tale of a lovable green ogre, was one of the biggest movies of the past several years. And its sequel was equally successful.

So what is left to conquer?

Broadway, says Sam Mendes, director of the Oscar-winning "American Beauty" and creative producer of the upcoming stage version of "Shrek."

Workshops of the musical will be held sometime in 2005, according to Mendes, whose Scamp Film and Theatre Ltd. will co-produce the musical, along with DreamWorks, which did the movies. No timetable has been set for the Broadway opening.