Variety.com reported this morning that The La Jolla Playhouse will be premiering the stage musical adaptation of Disney’s 1996 animated pic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” as part of the 2014-15 season, as well as Elizabeth Egloff’s historical drama “Ether Dome.” The La Jolla Playhouse stage musical adaptation of Disney’s ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ will be the first official U.S. stage premiere!
According to Variety.com:
The stage version of “Hunchback,” a rare team-up of songwriters Alan Menken (“Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Newsies”) and Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin”), has been in the works for a while now with the aim of retooling the title for future life. Whereas the original 1999 adaptation, which played Berlin for three years, had a book by James Lapine (“Sunday in the Park with George,” “Into the Woods”), this new version has a book by Peter Parnell (“The West Wing,” “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”). Scott Schwartz, the legit helmer who is Stephen Schwartz’s son, directs
Victor Hugo’s, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame tells the story of the ‘misshapen’ bell-ringer of Notre Dame, Quasimodo and the beautiful gypsy girl, Esmeralda.
Stay tuned for more information!
Will you be going to see the stage performance of The Hunchback of Notre Dame La Jolla Playhouse?