Friday, July 11, 2008

Broadway's D'Angeles Seeks Sanctuary in Bailiwick's "Notre Dame"

Bailiwick Repertory's Jeff Nominated production of Dennis DeYoung's new musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been playing to sold-out crowds since it began performances. As the production, staged by Bailiwick Artistic Director David Zakm, continues in its extended run, the theater has announced that Broadway Evan D'Angeles is stepping into the roll of Quasimodo.

D'Angeles has been seen on Broadway in Miss Saigon, Pacific Overtures, and Children & Art: Sondheim's 75th Birthday. He has performed in the national tours of Cats and Rent where he played Angel for six months in Chicago. Off-Broadway/Regional credits include Wall to Wall Sondheim, the West Coast Premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Fame (Jose Vegas), Tommy, The King and I and My Fair Lady among others.

Evan replaces George Andrew Wolff who is now performing at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Willy Wnka and the Chocolate Factory.

Gregory Franklin, as the tormented priest Frollo, and Doug Storm as Phoebus, also join the cast for the extension period. Original principals Liz Pazik as Mahiette and Dana Tretta as Esmerelda continue their roles.

New ensemble members include Rachel Renee, Mark LeBeau, Jessica Lauren Fisher, Kelli Clevinger, and Kendel Lester. New Musical director is Robert Ollis.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame plays Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 3:30 PM through August 31st. Tickets are $25.00 on Thursdays, $35.00 on Fridays and Sundays, and $45.00 on Saturdays through Aug 31. For tickets and reservations call 773-883-1090. Tickets and subscriptions may also be purchased at

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