Broadway's The Notebook and American Express Will Offer Special Post-Show Encore With Ingrid Michaelson | Playbill

Broadway News Broadway's The Notebook and American Express Will Offer Special Post-Show Encore With Ingrid Michaelson

The Nicholas Sparks novel comes to life onstage with a score by Michaelson and a book by Bekah Brunstetter.

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The Broadway bow of The Notebook and American Express will offer a special post-show event April 2, led by the show's composer Ingrid Michaelson. The singer-songwriter will perform an encore song, then join the cast in a Q&A. The musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same title officially opened March 14 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks novel, the new musical features music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, with a book by playwright Bekah Brunstetter. The production made its critically acclaimed world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Fall 2022.

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The musical follows Allie and Noah, who share a lifetime of love despite the forces that threaten to pull them apart. The core creative team members from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater run have returned for the Broadway production—with direction by Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Rent) and Schele Williams (Aida, Motown the Musical), and choreography by Katie Spelman.

The cast is led by Jordan Tyson as Younger Allie, Joy Woods as Middle Allie, and Tony Award-winner Maryann Plunkett as Older Allie; and John Cardoza as Younger Noah, Ryan Vasquez as Middle Noah, and Dorian Harewood as Older Noah.

They are joined by Andréa Burns as Mother and Nurse Lori, Yassmin Alers as Nurse Joanna, Chase Del Rey as Lon, Hillary Fisher as Sarah, Dorcas Leung as Georgie, Carson Stewart as Johnny and Fin, Charles E. Wallace as Father and Son. Rounding at the company as swings are Alex Benoit, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, Happy McPartlin, Juliette Ojeda, Kim Onah, and Charlie Webb.

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Performs 'If This Is Love' From The Notebook Musical

The production features scenic design by David Zinn and Brett J. Banakis, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair and wig design by Mia Neal. The production’s music supervisor is Carmel Dean, who also collaborated on arrangements with Ingrid Michaelson and on orchestrations with John Clancy. Geoffrey Ko is music director. Casting is by The Telsey Office's Patrick Goodwin, which Chicago casting by Bob Mason. Victoria Navarro is production stage manager.


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