Casting has been announced for the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of The Notebook. The musical will run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater from 6th September to 16th October 2022.
The new musical is based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks novel and the subsequent blockbuster film. Starting Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
Cast of The Notebook Musical
Portraying Allie and Noah across their lifetimes are Jordan Tyson (The Street of New York) as Young Allie, Joy Woods (Six) as Middle Allie, and Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett (Me and My Girl) as Older Allie. John Cardoza (The Karate Kid – The Musical) as Young Noah, Ryan Vasquez (Waitress) as Middle Noah, and John Beasley (Kennedy Center’s Fences) as Older Noah.
The company also features Yassmin Alers (On Your Feet!), Andréa Burns (In The Heights) and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis (Parade). Furthermore, Dorcas Leung (Miss Saigon), Omar Lopez-Cepero (Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Tour) and Sophie Madorsky (Nice Work If You Can Get It at Summer Repertory Theatre). In addition to, Liam Oh (Next to Normal at Writers Theatre). Understudies include Alex Benoit, Mary Ernster and Jerica Exum. Additionally, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, RhonniRose Mantilla, and Carson Stewart.
Directed by Michael Greif and Schele Williams, The Notebook features music and lyrics by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. A book by playwright Bekah Brunstetter (NBC’s This Is Us) and choreography is by Katie Spelman.
The Notebook‘s creative team also includes scenic design by Tony winner David Zinn and Brett Banakis, costume design by Tony winner Paloma Young and lighting design by Tony nominee Ben Stanton. The sound design is by Tony winner Nevin Steinberg and wig and make-up design by Academy Award winner Mia Neal. Music direction is by Geoffrey Ko, with music supervision by Carmel Dean, who is also collaborating on arrangements with Ingrid Michaelson and on orchestrations with John Clancy.
Making its World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on 6th September – 16th October, 2022.