Get ready to ugly cry as The Notebook heads to Broadway!
Nicholas Sparks announced the news on Facebook on Thursday. Bekah Brunstetter, playwright producer of This is Us, will be writing the stage adaptation of the book while Ingrid Michaelson will be handling the music and lyrics. With that team – the show is sure to be a hit!
“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,” said Michaelson in a statement. “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 concept of unending devotion and love wrapped up in memory and family is something very close to my own personal life. 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.”
I. Can’t. Breath. https://t.co/YAik9GrCZb
— Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic) January 3, 2019
Casting, venue and dates for the premiere are forthcoming.