Ingrid Michaelson Is Turning The Notebook into a Musical
Posted by Andy Lefkowitz on 3rd January 2019

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Ingrid Michaelson, the acclaimed singer-songwriter who made her Broadway-acting debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, has announced that she is lending her composing talents to a musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Notebook, which was made into a hit 2004 film. Kevin McCollum (Something Rotten!) and Kurt Deutsch (Sh-K-Boom Records) are behind the musical as producers, in association with Sparks, with Bekah Brunstetter (The Cake) as book writer. 

“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.”

Michaelson is known for her folk-pop …

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