New York: Québécois musical “Notre Dame de Paris” visits New York for the first time

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Notre Dame de Paris will make its long-awaited New York City debut this summer, following a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The production, which will be performed in French with English supertitles, is set to play seven performances July 13-17 at the David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center, opening on Bastille Day with a special gala performance July 14.

Written by French musical icon Luc Plamondon, composed by world-renowned Italian singer Richard Cocciante and directed by the avant-garde, multi-award-winning Gilles Maheu, this awe-inspiring production captures the passion and complexities of love through thrilling music and acrobatic choreography, all performed in front of the iconic French cathedral. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that has transcended cultural boundaries for over two decades. The production will feature an international 30-member cast and a live orchestra. 

The show stars Angelo del Vecchio as Quasimodo, Hiba Tawaji as Esmerelda, Daniel Lavoie as Frollo, Gian Marco Schiaretti as Gringoire, Yvan Pedneault as Phoebus, Jay as Clopin and Emma Lépine as Fleur de Lys. 

The adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) has captivated over 15 million people in 23 countries around the world since premiering at the Palais des Congrès in Paris in 1998. The New York premiere will be directed by Gilles Maheu and choreographed by Martino Müller.

Faithful to Victor Hugo’s classic beloved novel, NOTRE DAME DE PARIS tells the emotionally charged love story of the hunchbacked cathedral bell-ringer Quasimodo and his unwavering devotion to the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.

Ahead of the New York City premiere, producer Nicolas Talar commented, “It has long been a dream for the show to be performed in New York. Now after more than two decades and a wait made longer due to the pandemic, it is truly a thrill to know we will soon share this immortal story with New York audiences in one of the greatest arts complexes in the world. We hope Notre Dame de Paris will please our existing fans as well as make new ones.”

After New York the musical will play at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, August 2-6, 2022. See nac-cna.ca.

For more information, visit notredamedeparis.com.