Director Scott Schwartz Takes on Disney's Hunchback

March 22, 2015 6:10 PM

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In Spring 2001, I met director Scott Schwartz at the opening night party of Bat Boy. It was in the middle of a huge time for him -- months before he had made his Broadway directorial debut, co-directing Jane Eyre; tick... tick... BOOM! was coming up. In the next couple of years, he was a New York fixture. Then he went away, making only a handful of returns to the New York City stage in the next decade (most recently with the acclaimed two-hander Murder for Two). Now he's somewhat close to Broadway again with another high-profile work, the stage adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

"I did three musicals in New York and really wanted to take some time to focus on doing other things," Schwartz said about his time away. "I love musicals -- they're my first love -- but, as a director, I wanted to expand my range and broaden my base of work." He did that by directing a ton of diffe...

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