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The Hunchback of Van Zandt

'Mine could whip Disney's!'


Steven Van Zandt has been Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist and Tony Soprano’s consigliere. He also wants to be on the Great White Way. I wrote half a Broadway show, he said at the reunion concert of The Who’s Tommy. It was around when Tommy was on Broadway, in the mid-nineties. And I thought, Maybe that’s the future.  He laughed. I wrote something quite interesting, which I should revisit. A musical version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. But just as I got an agent, Disney came out with the cartoon movie, so everybody thought, Well, Disney’s going to do it on Broadway.’ To be perfectly honest, mine’s much better. I should finish it.

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