World Premiere

The Notebook

A New Musical

September 6

October 16, 2022

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare


Previously announced to debut in March 2022, the new musical adaptation based on the best-selling novel will now make its World Premiere September 6–October 16, 2022. Ticket holders, we have already secured the same great seats on your new date—watch your email for updates. If you wish to change to a different performance, request an exchange or reach out through our Customer Service Portal.

music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson


book by Bekah Brunstetter
based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks


directed by Michael Greif and Schele Williams

Relive the romance! Based on the best-selling novel that inspired the iconic film, this world premiere new musical is led by a powerhouse creative team, featuring 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. Broadway directors Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, RENT) and Schele Williams (Aida, Motown the Musical) team up to stage a deeply moving portrait of the enduring power of love. Beginning with a whirlwind summer romance, the decades-long love story between a mill worker named Noah and a privileged debutante named Allie spans a lifetime—in spite of the differences that threaten to pull them apart.

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.”

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