“The Notebook” fans can now look forward to the newest adaptation of the famed love story, a Broadway play.
Nearly 15 years after Nicholas Sparks’ hit novel was turned into a film adaptation starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, the epic story is back with another twist. Ingrid Michaelson confirmed she is composing a score for the stage production.
The “Girls Chase Boys” Platinum single songstress announced the news while co-hosting the fourth hour of “Today” alongside Hoda Kotb.
“When I was approached about working on The Notebook I had to excuse myself and go to the bathroom and cry and come back into the meeting,” she told Kotb. “I have loved the movie and the story for so many years now that the idea of turning it into a musical overwhelmed me.”
The hitmaker also confirmed “This Is Us” supervising producer Bekah Brunstetter will be the playwright, while Michaelson will take on the music and lyrics.
Author Nicholas Sparks, who sold more than 90 million copies of the novel said, “I am thrilled to work with Bekah and Ingrid in order to make ‘The Notebook’ a reality on Broadway. They are amazingly talented, and obviously, the story is near and dear to my heart.”
Kevin McCollum (“In The Heights”) and Kurt Deutsch (“A Few Good Men”) will produce alongside Sparks.
“From day one, Ingrid and Bekah have had a clear vision for the show, and even at this early stage, it has proven to be an exceptionally exciting and fruitful collaboration,” they said in a joint statement.
There has not been a cast or a premiere date announced yet, but after Michaelson announced she has been working on the music for about a year and a half, it is sure to be a masterpiece.
“The story sings to me so perfectly. I actually started writing that very night of the first meeting, before I even had the job. I cannot wait for the world to hear these characters come to life in a musical way,” she gushed.