Ingrid Michaelson is writing the score for a musical adaptation of “The Notebook.”
The adaptation, produced by Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch in association with the source novel’s author Nicholas Sparks, features a book by Bekah Brunstetter, a supervising producer for television show “This is Us” and playwright of “The Cake.” Additional members of the creative team and a production timeline will be announced at a later date.
“From day one, Ingrid and Bekah have had a clear vision for the show, and even at this early stage, it has proven to be an exceptionally exciting and fruitful collaboration,” McCollum and Deutsch said in a joint statement.
Michaelson, a prominent folk-pop singer, made her Broadway debut in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” in 2017 as a one-month replacement. She first announced the news of the musical while guest co-hosting “Kathie Lee and Hoda” Thursday morning.
“The story sings to me so perfectly,” Michaelson said in the press release. “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.”