Following a well-reviewed run in Chicago last year, the musical will finally open on Broadway in 2024.
From Nicholas Sparks’ novel to the film starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, The Notebook will soon be heading to Broadway.
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson composed and wrote the music and lyrics. The musical is accompanied by a book written by This Is Us writer and producer Bekah Brunstetter.
The team also features choreographer Katie Spelman as well as directors Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Rent) and Schele Williams (The Way I Am, Girls Chase Boys). The directors both worked on the production’s run at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater last year.
“I can’t believe I’m saying this. The @notebookmusical is going to Broadway!” Michaelson wrote on Instagram. “Musical theater has always been in my bones. But to be able to create a musical with @funstetter as my copilot, @carmiedean as my musical guide and #MichaelGreif and @schelewilliams directing has been an adventure I never knew I could have.”
“I hope to see you at the theater. I’ll be the one clapping the loudest, laughing the loudest, and probably crying the loudest,” the songwriter continued.
The musical follows the love story of socialite Allie Hamilton and middle-class Noah Calhoun. While the novel and film were both set in the 1940s, the musical’s story begins in the 1960s instead.
Since The Notebook shows the lifelong romance of the couple, both Allie and Noah’s characters are played by three sets of actors of different ages. For now, they haven’t announced casting for the musical’s Broadway opening.
The production will begin previews at New York City’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on February 6, with its opening night scheduled for March 14. According to the musical’s official website, tickets will go on sale in September 2023.
Images via Instagram @notebookmusical.