'The Notebook' is coming to Broadway
MANILA, Philippines – Remember that iconic kissing in the rain scene between Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling?
Well, The Notebook fans and theater enthusiasts, here's your chance to see it in the flesh, because the romantic drama will soon be hitting Broadway.
The 2004 film starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling is based on Nicholas Sparks bestselling novel of the same name.
Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is at the musical helm of the Broadway version, and Bekah Brunstetter, producer for NBC’s This Is Us, is the writer.
I. Can’t. Believe. This. Is. Happening. https://t.co/nP1cp1ETm8— Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic) January 3, 2019
Nicholas Sparks will also be joining in on the collaboration with producers Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch.
Excited to share BIG NEWS... #TheNotebook is coming to Broadway! Playwright and #ThisIsUs producer Bekah Brunstetter will be writing the adaptation, w/ artist @Ingridmusic handling music and lyrics. Thrilled to work w/ everyone on bringing this to stage! https://t.co/rVAVQYzpxX pic.twitter.com/c4UaHE1FZ7— Nicholas Sparks (@NicholasSparks) January 3, 2019
The Notebook is Sparks’ first published novel, released in 1996. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams starred in the movie adaptation.
The love story features a whirlwind romance set in the 1940s between mill worker Noah and rich girl Allie and their relationship through the decades.
According to Variety, Sparks said in statement, “I am thrilled to work with Bekah and Ingrid in order to make The Notebook a reality on Broadway. They are amazingly talented, and obviously, the story is near and dear to my heart.”
Further details on the production timeline and its full team have yet to be announced. – Rappler.com