Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Peter Parnell and directed by Scott 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. Broadway favorites Patrick Page (Casa Valentina), Michael Arden (The Times They Are A-Changin’) and Ciara Renée (Pippin) will star in the stage musical adaptation of Disney’s 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame in San Diego. According to the U-T San Diego, the production will make its American premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse October 26 through December 7. As previously reported, the production will then head to the Paper Mill Play House. Next stop Broadway? Page, who (in)famously played the Green Goblin in Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, takes on the role of the evil Frollo in Hunchback. Arden will play Quasimodo, with Renée as Esmeralda. Joining them will be Andrew Samonsky as Phoebus and Erik Liberman as Clopin. View Comments
Sparta Boss squeeze through on penaltiesTWO-TIME defending champions Sparta Boss squeezed through the opening round of the Guinness Greatest in the Streets Georgetown leg on Monday evening at the National Cultural Centre tarmac.The side opened with a tense 3-1 penalty win against Hardina Street after Jermin Scott had his goal cancelled out one minute later by Sheldon Shepherd.In the opening fixture of the evening, Queen Street Tiger Bay overcame Fruit Stand 2-0 thanks to a brace from Deon Alfred in the 4th and 6th minutes.Camp Street All-Stars booted Railway Kitty from the competition, compliments of a 3-1 score line, goals coming from Wendell Austin (15th), Dwayne Christopher (17th) and Steve Bacchus (27th) while Shane Cooper scored his team’s consolation goal.Bent Street were also victors on Monday night as they dispatched Holmes Street Tiger Bay 2-1 with goals from Anthony Abrams (23rd) and Stellon David (28th) while Akeem Saul (4th) was on target early for the losers.Game four saw Leopold Street also move on to the next round after goals from Sheldon Profitt (7th) and Orandel Williams (14th) downed South Ruimveldt 2-0.Game five was laden with goals as Festival City Warriors beat Norton Street Ballers 5-2. Festival City had Eon Alleyne on target from the whistle in the 6th second and 5th minute, while Cecil Williams (15th), Dwayne Lawrence (21st) and Daniel Favourite (24th) each registered wins. Norton Scorers were Joshua Parvatan (20th) and Nigel DeCamp (30th)Tucville needled Island All-Stars-A 1-0, thanks to Delon Williams (24th) while Channel 9 Warriors downed Shopping Plaza 2-1, thanks to Kevin Barrow (2nd) andJoshua Fiffee (26th) while the Plaza had Stephen Dolphin (6th) on target.Matches continue tomorrow with Alexander Village against Up Like Seven while North Ruimveldt take on Jamoon Drive.Albouystown-A play Upsetters on that evening as well, with Back Circle taking on Hope Street Tiger Bay, Broad Street Ballers opposing Howes Street, North East La Penitence facing Island All Star-B, Albouystown-B playing West Back Road and West Front Road clashing with Stevedore Ballers.The first round of the tournament will be straight knockout while the round of 16 will be round-robin. This leg will see the winners cart off $500 000, second-placers $200 000, third-placers $150 000 and fourth-placers $75 000.There are also legs billed for the West Coast Demerara, West and East Coast Berbice, Linden and Bartica.
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