Nicholas Sparks' 'The Notebook' Musical Hits Broadway 2024!


| LAST UPDATE 08/06/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Nicholas Sparks' iconic love story The Notebook is set to make its grand debut on Broadway in spring 2024. Those who can't wait for the official opening night on March 14th can start their journey earlier with preview performances from February 6th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. The star-studded cast is yet to be revealed, but the anticipation is already electrifying!

The Notebook musical promises to be a heart-tugging spectacle, with music and lyrics by none other than Broadway prodigy Ingrid Michaelson. If you're a fan of her hit singles like The Way I Am, Celebrate, and Girls Chase Boys, you're in for a real treat. Adding an extra layer of magic to the musical is the book written by Bekah Brunstetter, known for her work on the popular TV show This Is Us, and mesmerizing choreography by Katie Spelman. Behind the scenes, the production is helmed by acclaimed directors Michael Greif and Schele Williams, who previously brought the musical to life at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Their experience and vision are sure to add a unique touch to this Broadway rendition.

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The Notebook musical first made headlines in 2019, and had a successful run at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in fall 2022. Now, it's time for Broadway to experience this extraordinary tale! The musical is based on Sparks’ beloved 1996 novel, which traces the epic romance between Allie Hamilton, a sophisticated socialite, and Noah Calhoun, a man of humble origins. Their love story, which blossomed in the 1940s, was immortalized in the 2004 film adaptation featuring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

Ingrid Michaelson, who debuted on Broadway in the electropop opera Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812 in 2017, shared her excitement about adapting The Notebook into a musical. She said, “The story hits home for me in two big ways: it takes place in my home state of North Carolina, and Alzheimer’s runs deep in my family. I was sent a few songs Ingrid had already written for it, and that week, I spent my drives to and from work car-listening, memorizing, imagining the story unfold with music, imagining how I might layer worlds, dramatize memory..." So, gear up for a magical blend of romance, drama, and unforgettable music, as The Notebook gets ready to woo Broadway in 2024!

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