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Chicago Shakespeare will stage the World Premiere musical The Notebook, based on the classic best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the hugely popular film. The powerhouse creative team features music and lyrics by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, and book by playwright Bekah Brunstetter, best known as a writer and producer on NBC’s hit series This Is Us. Celebrated Broadway director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, RENT) will stage the production—casting is underway and will be announced at a later date.
Sneak Preview! Listen to Ingrid Michaelson sing a song from The Notebook
Known for her distinctively soulful folk-pop style that explores universal themes like self-doubt, betrayal and love, Ingrid Michaelson is a force in the music industry with four Top 20 albums and two Platinum singles—“The Way I Am” and “Girls Chase Boys.” On The Notebook, she shared, “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.”