True love never dies.
It just moves to a stage.
The Nicholas Sparks adaptation about a couple who are from different financial leagues came out in 2004 and is considered the break-out roles for Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams who are now household names.
One of the most romantic films of all time, The Notebook, will be doing just that.
The film is now set to go from its novel roots to the stage as it will receive the musical treatment.
The show is being developed by playwright Bekah Brunstetter who is a writer and supervising producer on This Is Us, and indie singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson whose repertoire includes tracks like Everybody and Girls Chase Boys.
“When I first heard about The Notebook potentially being turned into a musical, I was instantly drawn to the idea. 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,” said Brunstetter. “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, memorising, imagining the story unfold with music, imagining how I might layer worlds, dramatise 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.”
If you’re a musical; we’re in the audience.