You’ll wanna fly like a bird to go and see The Notebook on Broadway
If you were around in 2004, chances are you’re intimately familiar with The Notebook and all things Allie and Noah. The bestselling book by author Nicholas Sparks and subsequent blockbuster movie were basically the pop culture pièces de résistance of the early aughts.
And now it’s going to be a Broadway musical. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
While the Broadway version of The Notebook won’t feature Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling as our beloved leads, it will feature a musical score by the lovely Ingrid Michaelson. Who is basically the perfect artist to combine the period music with appropriately twee, angsty lyrics.
Can you just imagine the set? The costumes? THE LOVE SCENES? Perfection. As someone who graduated from high school the year before this movie came out, I am absolutely the target audience for this. #NoShame.
Sparks himself announced the exciting news on Twitter and mentioned he’d be personally working with everyone on the production.
Michaelson is also sharing in the delight alongside Hoda Kotb as they announced the big news on the Today show this morning.
“I have loved the movie and the story for so many years now that the idea of turning it into a musical overwhelmed me,” Michaelson says. “The concept of unending devotion and love wrapped up in memory and family is something very close to my own personal life…I cannot wait for the world to hear these characters come to life in a musical way.”
The book for the musical will be written by one of the writers for NBC’s This Is Us, Bekah Brunstetter. Which means she’s probably the perfect person to adapt the world’s most heart-wrenching story about first love, loss, and everything in between into a stage script.
No casting news or premiere dates have been announced just yet, but according to Michaelson, the project has been in the works for over a year.
Over a year. Kiiiinda like how long Noah spent writing Allie those letters her bitch of a mother hid from her out of spite and narcissistic-driven interests!
Mmm-hmm. Still not over that utter betrayal. Anyhoo — raise your hand if you’re looking forward to seeing The Notebook on Broadway (and don’t worry, if you, like me, rely on well-done bootleg recordings for such things — I know a guy).