It’s really not fair, this whole preview of rehearsals for The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Playhouse is less than a minute. But even at that length it’s a marvelous production.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a dramatic retelling of the famous love story on a grand scale, with a lush, emotionally rich score. The musical features a score by Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). This new production is the only stage collaboration between these two giants of the American musical theater.
The show opens on March 4 and is scheduled to run through April 5. If you’re lucky enough to get over to Millburn, NJ to see a show, I’d appreciate you sending a review for here on the blog.
If it does well in New Jersey, it might make it to Broadway. Let’s keep our hopes high.
More details of the show at PaperMill.org.