Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical By Styx Front-Man to Play Chicago's Bailiwick
20 Jul 2007
Former Styx band member Dennis DeYoung — known for writing such soaring pop ballads and hits as "Lady," "Come Sail Away" and "Mr. Roboto" — now sets his sights on the legit stage.
DeYoung's new musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, will play Chicago's Bailiwick Repertory Theatre May 8–July 6, 2008.
Bailwick's press notes state, "This classic love triangle between the gypsy Esmeralda, the priest Frollo, and the deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo is a perfect match for the theatrical sensibility of rock legend Dennis DeYoung."
As part of its season, Bailiwick will also present Zanna, Don't! (Sept. 26–Nov. 4), the recent Off-Broadway musical Bare (Dec. 7– Jan. 27, 2008) and the Chicago premiere of A Man of No Importance (March 13–April 20). DeYoung's The Hunchback of Notre Dame will cap off the season.
For tickets and further information visit www.bailiwick.org or call (773) 883-1090. The Bailiwick Repertory Theatre is located at 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago, IL.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.