Show History



The Hunchback of Notre Dame is based on the 1996 Disney film and the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo.  The musical, like the movie has music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.


A German language version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame premeierd in 1999 in Berlin, Germany. Directed by James Lapine, it ran in Berlin for three years. 

The English-language version of the musical received a joint production between La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California and the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. It premiered in California in October of 2014 and in New Jersey in March of 2015. Scott Schwartz, the son of lyricist Stephen Schwartz, directed both productions. 

Cultural Influence

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame received a Cast Recording featuring the cast from the Paper Mill Playhouse.