Dreamworks Animation, Chase Raise the Curtain on a New Sponsorship
Chase to be the exclusive financial services partner of SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway
Glendale, Calif. and Wilmington, Del. - DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) and Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM], announced today that Chase has been named as the exclusive financial services partner for DreamWorks Theatricals’ inaugural theatrical performance. As part of Chase’s sponsorship of the new Broadway production SHREK THE MUSICAL, Chase customers will be eligible for special experiences, ticket packages and memorabilia.
SHREK THE MUSICAL, an entirely new musical based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, will make its Broadway debut on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 and officially open at The Broadway Theater in New York on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008.
“We are excited to partner with such an innovative entity as DreamWorks and look forward to supporting this creative endeavor,” said Eileen Serra, Chase Card Services executive. “SHREK THE MUSICAL is an excellent opportunity for Chase to offer something special to customers by providing one-of-a-kind experiences available only to them. This is just a fun way for Chase to show its commitment to customers with special access to opportunities that align with their interests.”
Chase customers now can purchase special seats to preview performances, which begin Nov. 8, 2008. Chase customers are also able to purchase exclusive seats for performances between Dec. 14, 2008 and May 31, 2009.
“DreamWorks Theatricals is proud to have Chase Card Services as our exclusive financial services partner, helping us bring SHREK THE MUSICAL to the Broadway stage,” said Bill Damaschke, president of DreamWorks Theatricals. “Through this special program, we are thrilled that Chase customers will experience Broadway firsthand as Shrek’s story is told live on stage.”
SHREK THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie & Caroline, or Change), and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q). For more information on SHREK THE MUSICAL, visit www.shrekthemuscial.com.
Chase Card Services’ sponsorship of SHREK THE MUSICAL reinforces its commitment to engage customers by providing unique experiences and opportunities, like access to such a beloved story and character as Shrek. Chase believes in delivering the highest level of service to satisfy its customers’ needs in any way possible.
Chase credit card customers can log on at www.shrekthemusical.com/chase to purchase tickets.
About DreamWorks Animation
DREAMWORKS THEATRICALS. Established in 2007 by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) to produce stage productions based on its films and other original and adapted works. DWA is devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment through the use of computer-generated (CG) animation. DWA’s upcoming film slate includes Madagascar 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon, and past titles include Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Madagascar, and Kung Fu Panda. Shrek was the winner of the first-ever Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. Jeffrey Katzenberg currently serves as DWA’s CEO and on the Board of Directors and was a co-founder of DreamWorks Studios in 1994. Shrek The Musical is DWA’s first venture in legitimate theater.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.8 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The company has more than 157 million credit cards issued. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of consumers and businesses in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands. Information about the firm is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
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