Musical by Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante (directed by Gilles Maheu), freely adapted from Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Notre-Dame de Paris premiered in Montreal, April 1, 1999 to a sold-out house. It then toured to Paris and London, around Europe, China, Japan, Russia, Singapore with different casts. In 2016, it was performed in Italy. Although its critical reception was mixed, it enjoyed the most financially successful first year of any musical. Two records of the work (one live) have gone multiple-platinum in Canada and sold millions in France. The major stars - Garou, Luck Merville, Bruno Pelletier and Daniel Lavoie are pop/rock stars first, actors second. The accompanying orchestral music was taped for the performers; and productions took place in large auditoria with grandiose background sets.
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