The Notebook

September 6

October 30, 2022

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson
book by Bekah Brunstetter
based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
choreographed by Katie Spelman
directed by Michael Greif & Schele Williams


Four Stars: Absolutely gorgeous - not to be missed, Chicago Tribune

Moving and Graceful, Broadway World

The perfect love story, Around The Town Chicago

Four Stars: Superb! A stage musical for the ages, Chicago Sun-Times

This is Michaelson’s first musical but she has hit her debut effort out of the park, New City

The Notebook is a new musical based on the bestselling novel that inspired the iconic film. Allie and Noah, both from different worlds, share a lifetime of love despite the forces that threaten to pull them apart, in a deeply moving portrait of the enduring power of love.

Broadway directors Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, RENT) and Schele Williams (Aida, Motown the Musical) team up with multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on music and lyrics, book by playwright Bekah Brunstetter (writer and producer on NBC's This Is Us), and choreography by Katie Spelman.

ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, and Open Captioning logos Chicago Shakespeare is committed to making its performances accessible to all patrons. ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, and Open Captioning services are available.


Divorced, beheaded, live!


First Listen: Ingrid Michaelson In Studio



The Players

Creative Team

Ingrid Michaelson Music & Lyrics

Bekah Brunstetter Book

Michael Greif Co-Director

Schele Williams Co-Director

Katie Spelman Choreographer

Carmel Dean Music Supervisor / Co-Orchestrations / Co-Arrangements

John Clancy Co-Orchestrations

Geoffrey Ko Music Director

David Zinn Co-Scenic Designer

Brett Banakis Co-Scenic Designer

Paloma Young Costume Designer

Ben Stanton Lighting Designer

Nevin Steinberg Sound Designer

Mia Neal Wig & Make-up Designer

The Telsey Office Casting

Bob Mason Chicago Casting

Asmeret Ghebremichael Associate Director

Anna Ebbesen Associate Music Director

Emily Madigan Associate Choreographer

Sasha Smith Intimacy Director

Matthew Buttrey Associate Scenic Designer

Annie Le Associate Costume Designer

Wilburn Bonnell Associate Lighting Designer

Daniel Lundberg Associate Sound Designer

Erica Maholmes Assistant Lighting Designer

Emily Hayman Assistant Sound Designer

Victoria Navarro Production Stage Manager


Yassmin Alers Nurse Joanna

John Beasley Older Noah

Andréa Burns Nurse Lori / Mother

Jonathan Butler-Duplessis Father / Son

John Cardoza Younger Noah

Dorcas Leung Georgie

Omar Lopez-Cepero Lon

Sophie Madorsky Sarah

Liam Oh Fin / Justin

Maryann Plunkett Older Allie

Jordan Tyson Younger Allie

Ryan Vasquez Middle Noah

Joy Woods Middle Allie

Alex Benoit Understudy

Mary Ernster Understudy

Jerica Exum Understudy

Jerome Harmann Hardeman Understudy

RhonniRose Mantilla Understudy

Carson Stewart Understudy

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