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  • Writer's pictureRye Myers

Rye Reviews: The Notebook Musical- Nicholas Sparks' Novel Comes To Life on Broadway

Updated: Apr 12

Lights, camera, action! Buckle up for an exhilarating ride through the tumultuous landscape of love, loss, and unyielding passion as "The Notebook" makes its grand entrance onto the stage in a spectacular musical adaptation that promises to tug at your heartstrings and leave you breathless with emotion.

🌟 Maryann Plunkett's Enthralling Performance: Step into the world of "The Notebook: The Musical" and prepare to be utterly captivated by the unparalleled talent of Maryann Plunkett as she effortlessly brings the iconic character of Allie to life. With a mastery of her craft that borders on the divine, Plunkett infuses each scene with a depth of emotion that resonates with audiences on a profoundly personal level.

From moments of tender vulnerability to heart-wrenching anguish, her portrayal leaves an indelible imprint on the soul, earning her thunderous applause and a chorus of adoration that echoes throughout the theater. Maryann Plunkett isn't just an actress; she's a force of nature, a beacon of light whose luminosity illuminates the entire stage with a brilliance that defies description.

🌈 Embracing Difference: In a bold and commendable move, "The Notebook: The Musical" celebrates the beauty of diversity by featuring a talented ensemble cast that reflects the rich tapestry of humanity. With John Cardoza, Ryan Vasquez, and Dorian Harewood portraying the different stages of Noah's life, and Joy Woods and Jordan Tyson embodying the essence of Allie's journey, this production showcases the universal nature of love and the power of connection across generations and backgrounds. As the cast effortlessly weaves together a tapestry of emotions, audiences are treated to a heartfelt exploration of the human experience that transcends boundaries and touches the soul.

Why You Simply Must Experience It: Prepare to be swept away by the raw emotion and undeniable chemistry that permeates every moment of "The Notebook: The Musical." Whether you're a die-hard fan of Nicholas Sparks' beloved story or discovering it for the first time, this production offers a captivating blend of nostalgia, passion, and longing that will resonate with audiences of all ages. From the tender innocence of first love to the bittersweet ache of a love that spans a lifetime, each scene unfolds with a poignant grace that leaves a lasting impression. With stellar performances, enchanting music, and a timeless tale that speaks to the heart, "The Notebook: The Musical" promises an unforgettable theatrical experience that will leave you yearning for more.

🎟️ Secure Your Seats: Don't miss your chance to be a part of theatrical history. Visit or head to the box office today to secure your tickets for this must-see production. With "The Notebook: The Musical," prepare to embark on an emotional journey that will leave you spellbound, enchanted, and utterly transformed.

The Notebook: The Musical is produced by powerhouse and legendary Broadway producer, Kevin McCollum (who is the mastermind lead producer behind some of the biggest shows to grace Broadway including RENT, The Drowsy Chaperone, Avenue Q, Something Rotten, SIX, and now The Notebook: The Musical.) Joining alongside Kevin McCollum as lead producer is Kurt Deutsch who is making his Broadway lead producing debut too!

Kevin McCollum is a brilliant producer and everything he touches as a producer is successful both on Broadway and throughout the country. Lead producers of shows are not often talked about as most of their work is done "behind the scenes." While I understand that reasoning, in my opinion, it's important people know about these creative forces who have changed the musical theater canon as we know it for the better. Without them, we may have never gotten some of the Broadway shows we all know and love today.


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