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September 6 - October 16, 2022

Bekah and Ingrid have written a smart, passionate, timely musical adaptation of a great love story. I'm excited to return to Chicago to premiere it in a great theatre town with smart, passionate, and very discerning audiences

Michael Greif, director

Why See The Notebook?


The World Premiere of The Notebook Musical

It's been sixteen years since Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams first set screens alight as lovers Allie and Noah in tearjerking classic The Notebook, but romance fans are in for a song-and-dance treat when the beloved story hits the stage this autumn! The brand new world-premiere musical is set to run for a limited engagement at Chicago's The Yard, featuring music and lyrics from American singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, a book by Bekkah Bruntstetter (Cake, This Is Us) and direction from Tony nominee Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Rent).

Devised by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Sparks, the production brings one of the greatest modern love stories to life with a buoyant folk-pop score. Composer Michaelson explores themes of devotion, love, memory, and family, concepts often found in her own platinum-certified original music. The Windy City production comes after a star-studded reading at New York's Powerhouse Theatre, featuring Vanessa Hudgens and James Naughton. 

What Is The Notebook About? 

Beginning one sweltering Summer in 1940s South Carolina, the story chronicles the tumultuous love affair between poor mill worker Noah Calhoun and privileged heiress Allie Hamilton. When Allie's parents discover their tryst, they call him trash, forbid the relationship and announce their departure for Charleston. An angry Noah leaves, and the pair break up. Though their undeniable and unrequited bond is buried beneath World War II, Allie's engagement to another man and the ravages of time itself, the smallest ember of passion and true love remains in wait. 

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Opening night: 6 September 2022


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Jordan Tyson as Young Allie
Joy Woods as Middle Allie
Maryann Plunkett as Older Allie
John Cardoza as Young Noah
Ryan Vasquez as Middle Noah
John Beasley as Older Noah

Also featuring: 
Yassmin Alers, Andrea Burns, Jonathan Butler-Duplessis, Dorcas Leung, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Sophie Madorsky and Liam Oh

Understudies include:

Alex Benoit, Mary Ernster, Jerica Exum, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, RhonniRose Mantilla and Carson Stewart


Music and lyrics - Ingrid Michealson
Book - Bekkah Brunstetter
Direction - Michael Greif

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