Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Stage musical version of the story had its world premiere as Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame on June 5, 1999 at the Stella Musical Theater at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, and closed June 16, 2002. Composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz wrote nine new songs for this version, and adapted their music from the film as well. A new U.S. version played at the La Jolla Playhouse from Nov. 9–Dec. 14, 2014 (after previews beginning Oct. 26), and later played at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Mar. 15–Apr. 5, 2015), but it did not transfer to Broadway.