After more than two decades of playing around the world and selling over 15 million tickets in 23 countries, Notre Dame of Paris makes its long-awaited New York debut this summer at the David H. Koch Theater, where it runs until July 24. Angelo Del Vecchio like Quasimodo, Hiba Tawaji like Emerald, Daniel Lavoie like Frollo, Gian Marco Schiaretti like Gringoire, Yvan Pedneault as Phoebus, Jay as Clopin and Emma Lépine as Fleur de Lys. This main cast played Notre Dame of Paris in several incarnations in the past.
The production, performed in French with English surtitles and featuring a dazzling 30-member international cast and live orchestra, will only run for seven performances.
Victor-HugoThe classic and beloved 1831 novel, Notre Dame of Paris [The Hunchback of Notre Dame]telling the timeless story of the disfigured bell ringer Quasimodo, and his devotion to the beautiful Esmeralda, has inspired generations of readers, and it has been adapted for films, operas, ballets and TV shows.
In 1998, the Italian singer and composer Richard Cocciante and legendary French-Canadian songwriter Luc Plamondon adapted the title for their unique musical extravaganza, combining elements of musical theatre, dance and acrobatics. The production debuted at the Palais des Congrès in Paris in 1998, where in its first year it sold over a million tickets and over 3 million albums, making it the world’s largest music production. most successful of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. .
The rating of Notre Dame of Paris also produced two hit singles: “Belle”, which was released in 17 countries, and “Live”, recorded in English as “Live (for the One I Love)”, and a big hit for Celine Dion.
Notre Dame de Paris is run by Gilles Maheu and choreographed by Martino Müller.