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Unveiling the Magic: First Rehearsal Photos Released for Broadway's "The Notebook" Musical

PHOTOS (credit Jenny Anderson)

Unveiling the Magic: First Rehearsal Photos Released for Broadway's "The Notebook" Musical

Now in rehearsal for Broadway is "The Notebook" the musical, a heartfelt adaptation based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel that inspired the iconic film. The production is set to begin previews on Saturday, February 10, leading up to its grand opening night on Thursday, March 14 at the illustrious Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th Street, NYC).

Meet the Cast: A Stellar Lineup

"The Notebook" boasts an exceptional cast, featuring Tony Award®-winner Maryann Plunkett as Older Allie and Dorian Harewood as Older Noah. Joy Woods takes on the role of Middle Allie, while Ryan Vasquez portrays Middle Noah. The dynamic ensemble also includes Jordan Tyson as Younger Allie and John Cardoza as Younger Noah. Playing various roles are Andréa Burns, Yassmin Alers, Alex Benoit, Chase Del Rey, Hillary Fisher, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, Dorcas Leung, Happy McPartlin, Juliette Ojeda, Kim Onah, Carson Stewart, Charles E. Wallace, and Charlie Webb.

PHOTOS (credit Jenny Anderson)

Behind the Scenes: The Creative Minds

Produced by Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch, "The Notebook" showcases music and lyrics by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, with a compelling book by playwright Bekah Brunstetter. The production is helmed by the talented duo of Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, RENT) and Schele Williams (Aida, The Wiz). Adding finesse to the performance is choreography by Katie Spelman (Associate Choreographer on Moulin Rouge! The Musical).

A Tale of Timeless Love

"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." With a book that has sold millions of copies worldwide and a film ranking among the highest-grossing romantic dramas, the musical adaptation of "The Notebook" makes its way to Broadway after a critically acclaimed world premiere engagement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the fall of 2022.

Critical Acclaim from Chicago: A Preview of the Magic

Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described "The Notebook" as "absolutely gorgeous - not to be missed," while Steven Oxman of the Chicago Sun-Times praised it as "superb – a stage musical for the ages."

Behind the Scenes Magic: Production Team

The creative brilliance extends to the production team with scenic design by David Zinn and Brett J. Banakis, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Mia Neal, and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon. Carmel Dean serves as the production's music supervisor, collaborating on arrangements with Ingrid Michaelson and orchestrations with John Clancy. Geoffrey Ko takes on the role of the music director, while Victoria Navarro oversees the production as the stage manager. Casting is expertly handled by The Telsey Office, Patrick Goodwin, CSA.

As the stage is set, "The Notebook" promises to be an unforgettable journey into the timeless realm of love, passion, and heartbreak. Stay tuned for a Broadway experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

For more information, visit www.NotebookMusical.com.

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