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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Brian d'Arcy James

Find out how the ''Something Rotten!'' star didn't end up playing Quasimodo. logo

It's the age-old question: "Hunchback of Notre Dame?" or "Hunchback of Notre 'Dahm'?" Brian d'Arcy James, currently Tony- and Drama Desk-nominated for his performance in Something Rotten!, found out the hard way when he audition for the original James Lapine-directed stage version of the 1996 Disney film-musical (the one that played Germany, not the one that ended up at the La Jolla and Paper Mill Playhouses). One thing's for sure: There's nothing Rotten about his audition story.