It was revealed on Thursday morning that the 1996 Nicholas Sparks novel The Notebook is currently being adapted into a musical. Famed American songwriter and Broadway star Ingrid Michaelson, made the announcement in an interview on the Today Show.
Michaelson revealed that she’s been scoring the musical for the last 18 months and that it will be written by Bekah Brunstetter — who is best-known as a producer on the hit TV series, This is Us.
She joked that the stars of Nick Cassavetes 2004 film adaptation of The Notebook, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, would return to the stage and play their original roles. She immediately retracted her comment and said “just kidding, they’re not.”
What a tease.
After the show, Michaelson immediately took to Twitter to express her excitement. She admitted that she had to keep it a secret since she was asked to take part in the project.
“I can’t believe this is happening,” she wrote.
I. Can’t. Believe. This. Is. Happening. https://t.co/nP1cp1ETm8
— Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic) January 3, 2019