Have you seen the world’s most romantic movie? “The Notebook”? if no then watch it and if yes then here’s some news, The Notebook will be on Broadway.
“The Notebook” was a romance novel-turned-movie by Nicholas Sparks and now it is being headed to Broadway as a musical. Along with the producers Kurt Deutsch and Kevin McCollum in association with the Sparks announced on Thursday.
“The Notebook” was the first published novel by the Spark’s and got into the bestseller list in its first week of publications back in 1996. While on the other hand in the movie, the cast has Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands and it was a 2004 hit, directed by Nick Cassavetes.
The movie starts with Garner’s character reading from his notebook to his wife Rowland’s character, who has Alzheimer’s disease. The story is about 1940 romance where a poor quarry guy and a 17-year-old rich girl fall in love, these two characters are played by McAdam and Gosling.
Sparks said on Twitter he was “thrilled” to be part of the team bringing the story to the stage.
On the other hand, Bekah Brunstetter who is developing the musical adaption said, “When I first heard about ‘The Notebook’ potentially being turned into a musical, I was instantly drawn to the idea,” she said. “The story hits home for me in two big ways: it takes place in my home state of North Carolina, and Alzheimer’s runs deep in my family. I was sent a few 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 might layer worlds, dramatize memory, and before I even knew that I had to write the book for this, it was already starting to happen in my head.”
“The older you get, it seems, the more invisible you become, and yet, you have SO much to say — so putting an older couple at the forefront of a musical is thrilling to me. I am so excited to continue collaborating with Ingrid on bringing this beautiful story to life in a new way,” she als added.
And the other singer-songwriter Michaelson’s said, “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 said. “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.”