9:54 am - 01/11/2013

Will Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame Swing to Broadway?

Quasimodo may get to ring his bells on Broadway as Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame is eyeing a Rialto run after all, according to The New York Post. Peter Parnell (The Cider House Rules) will pen a new book for the musical, which premiered in Berlin in 1999. The musical will also feature new songs from Oscar and Tony winner Alan Menken (who scored the 1996 animated film) and Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz. No word yet on casting, further creative team members or a potential production timeline.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame premiered in Berlin under the name Der Glöckner von Notre Dame and featured direction and an original book by Tony winner James Lapine, music by Menken and lyrics by Schwartz. The musical is a darker take on Disney’s 1996 film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel about Quasimodo, a deformed bellringer at the Notre Dame catherdral, and his unlikely relationship with the gypsy Esmeralda.

Check out the song “Out There” from the 1996 film starring Tom Hulce, Kevin Kline and Demi Moore below!


snowweisz 11th-Jan-2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
I watched Secret of Nimh under a friend's -whose taste I rly respect - rec.

Omg what was that preachy, politically thirsty, emotionally challenged piece of shit oh my god? I'm sorry u just said it was one of your favs but I swear I could not there.

And he was only beating Disney at the time because Disney was doing crap like The Black Cauldron lol. Maybe if he hadn't been such an idiot and so interested in self proclaiming himself the messiah of animation, he would've gotten to be around when Jeffrey and Roy took over animation and done some good stuff. But imo he is tremendously challenged as a director and an animator and it shows in all his flop movies.
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