It’s a romance so deep, it has to sing: The Notebook, one of the most cherished contemporary love stories, is headed to Broadway. Get The Notebook tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.
The Notebook started as a 1995 bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, which was then adapted into a 2004 fan-favorite movie starring Academy Award nominees Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. Now, Ingrid Michaelson sets the timeless story to music: the indie singer-songwriter contributes original music and lyrics that breathe new life into the story of lovers Noah and Allie. A Broadway alum, Michaelson appeared as Sonya in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; now she returns as a first-time Broadway creative.
In The Notebook on Broadway, an elderly man reads a romantic story to a female patient in a nursing home. The chapters that follow unlock a breathtaking love story, whisking the patient and the man back to their youth and providing the details that, as they age, will tragically connect them. Decades earlier, Allie and Noah were star-crossed lovers: Military drafts, family ties, and opposing classes all threatened to separate their love, but they have a once-in-a-lifetime relationship that endures for decades.
Two Broadway powerhouses direct this new production, which premiered at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Michael Greif, a four-time Tony Award nominee for electric productions like Rent and Next to Normal, co-directs The Notebook musical alongside Schele Williams, who is directing the 2024 The Wiz revival. Also on the team is librettist Bekah Brunstetter, who earned three Emmy nominations writing for This Is Us.
The show also earned strong press in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times said, "It’s a significant leap in artistic quality over its sources, which it respects, while also providing a clear, resonant, and unique voice of its own.” The Chicago Tribune awarded the production four stars and said it is “absolutely gorgeous — not to be missed.”
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2h 20m (incl. 15m intermission)
February 10th, 2023
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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By: Bekah Brunstetter, adapted from the novel by Nicholas Sparks
Songs by: Ingrid Michaelson
Director: Michael Greif and Schele Williams
Choreography: Katie Spelman
Cast list: John Cardoza (as Younger Noah), Ryan Vasquez (as Middle Noah), Dorian Harewood (as Older Noah), Jordan Tyson (as Younger Allie), Joy Woods (as Middle Allie), Maryann Plunkett (as Older Allie), Andréa Burns, Yassmin Alers, Alex Benoit, Chase Del Rey, Hillary Fisher, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, Dorcas Leung, Happy McPartlin, Juliette Ojeda, Kim Onah, Carson Stewart, Charles E. Wallace, Charlie Webb Design: David Zinn and Brett J. Banakis
Costumes: Paloma Young
Lighting: Ben Stanton
Sound: Nevin Steinberg
Other info: Hair and wig design by Mia Neal, music supervision by Carmel Dean, arrangements by Ingrid Michaelson and Dean, orchestrations by John Clancy and Dean, music direction by Geoffrey Ko
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Nicholas Sparks's enduring love story captivated audiences on the page and screen, and now it's a highly anticipated musical. Follow Noah and Allie as they fight to be together while class differences, war, and time try to pull them apart at every turn.
The Notebook: The Musical on Broadway is playing at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre . The theatre is located in New York, NY, United States, 10036.
The running time of The Notebook: The Musical on Broadway is 2h 20m (incl. 15m intermission).
The recommended age for The Notebook: The Musical on Broadway is Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre..
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Tickets for The Notebook: The Musical on Broadway start at $64.
The Notebook includes songs with titles like "If This Is Love" and "Words." Ingrid Michaelson wrote the score, which is completely original for the musical.
The Notebook musical is written by indie musician Ingrid Michaelson (music and lyrics) and three-time This Is Us Emmy nominee Bekah Brunstetter (book). The musical is adapted from the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks.
Michael Greif and Schele Williams direct The Notebook on Broadway. Greif is a four-time Tony Award nominee for Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, and Dear Evan Hansen, and Williams is a veteran actor now making her Broadway directorial debut.
The Notebook is suitable for kids ages 10 and up. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
The Notebook show received critical acclaim for its Chicago premiere, so the many fans of the book and movie — or anyone looking for a moving, romantic musical — are sure to fall in love with The Notebook on Broadway.
The Notebook is essentially the same as the movie and the book, featuring the same plot and characters. The main difference is the music — the stage show features a completely new score full of original songs.