'The Notebook' Heads to Broadway, With Songs by Ingrid Michaelson


The new musical is being tailored by producers Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch in affiliation with creator Nicholas Sparks.

Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel The Notebook is being was a Broadway musical.

Ingrid Michaelson and Bekhan Brunstetter will develop the variation. The tearjerker romance about real love that endures a lifetime was first revealed in 1996, then was was an award-winning movie in 2004 starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

"I’m thrilled to work with Bekah and Ingrid with the intention to make The Notebook a actuality on Broadway," Sparks stated in a press launch. "They are amazingly proficient, and clearly, the story is close to and pricey to my coronary heart.”

Singer-songwriter Michaelson will write the music and lyrics for the upcoming manufacturing.

“When I used to be approached about engaged on the Notebook I needed to excuse myself and go to the lavatory and cry and are available again into the assembly," Michaelson additionally stated in a press launch. "I’ve beloved the film and the story for thus a few years now that the concept of turning it right into a musical overwhelmed me. The idea of never-ending devotion and love wrapped up in reminiscence and household is one thing very near my very own private life. The story sings to me so completely. I truly began writing that very evening of the primary assembly, earlier than I even had the job! I can not look forward to the world to listen to these characters come to life in a musical approach.”

The e book can be written by Bekah Brunstetter, who has beforehand written for Freeform’s Switched at Birth, and Starz’s American Gods. She was immediately drawn to the story being that she is from North Carolina, the place the e book takes place, and her household has a historical past of Alzheimers.

"I used to be despatched a couple of 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 would layer worlds, dramatize reminiscence, and earlier than I even knew that I needed to write the e book for this, it was already beginning to occur in my head, added Brunstetter. "The older you get, it appears, the extra invisible you develop into, and but, you will have so a lot to say — so placing an older couple on the forefront of a musical is thrilling to me. I’m so excited to proceed collaborating with Ingrid on bringing this stunning story to life in a brand new approach.”

The musical can be produced by Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch. McCollum has received the Tony Award for finest musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004), and Rent (1996). Deutsch has received a Grammy Award for finest musical present album for In the Heights (2008).

"The artistic course of works finest when the fabric finds the artist, and that’s precisely what occurred with Nicholas Spark’s novel, The Notebook," they stated in a joint assertion. "From day one, Ingrid and Bekah have had a transparent imaginative and prescient for the present, and even at this early stage, it has confirmed to be an exceptionally thrilling and fruitful collaboration."