Posted on July 24, 2009
Romantics take note - Nicholas Sparks' novel The Notebook is now being turned into a musical theater piece. The 1940s North Carolina-set love story about Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson gained a much bigger following when it became a major Hollywood film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and presumably it will reach yet another slice of the population when it takes the stage. The adaptation is being done by Bethany Joy Galeotti and Ron Aniello, who are currently putting together a preliminary workshop of the musical in Wilmington, NC. According to their website, the "musical styles for The Notebook range from American wartime standards and traditional musical theatre pieces to bluegrass and gospel."