Pianist-composer Byron Janis' new project is giving off good vibes.
At Janis' 70th birthday party, psychic Uri Geller bent a spoon for the guest of honor. Then, after talking to the spoon until it melted in his hand, Geller said, "As a psychic, I predict 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' will make millions and millions of dollars."
Janis has composed the score for a Broadway-bound musical based on Victor Hugo's book.
Pierre Hugo, the author's great-grandson from France, applauded the music. "The only wish I could have is that I would love to send a tape to my ancestor," he said.
Janis, known for playing Chopin, capped the soiree by playing a duet with Broadway composer Cy Coleman, a classical jazz arrangement of "Variations on a Theme of Paganini."