A brand new stage musical adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel The Pocket book will arrive on Broadway this spring, with music and lyrics by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and a ebook by playwright and This Is Us author/producer Bekah Brunstetter, producers Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch introduced at present.
Previews will start on the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, forward of a Thursday, March 14 opening night time.
The manufacturing might be directed by Michael Greif (Expensive Evan Hansen, Subsequent to Regular, Hire) and Schele Williams (Aida, The Wiz), with choreography by Katie Spelman (Affiliate Choreographer on Moulin Rouge! The Musical).
Casting might be introduced at a later date.
The novel, which chronicles the lifelong romance of couple Allie and Noah, was revealed in 1996 and has since offered tens of millions of copies. Successful 2004 movie adaptation, directed by Nick Cassavetes and written by Jeremy Leven and Jan Sardi, starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
The musical adaptation premiered at Chicago Shakespeare Theater within the fall of 2022.
The Broadway staging will characteristic scenic design by David Zinn and Brett J. Banakis, costume design by Paloma Younger, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair and wig design by Mia Neal. The manufacturing’s music supervisor is Carmel Dean, who additionally collaborated on preparations with Ingrid Michaelson and on orchestrations with John Clancy, and the music director is Geoffrey Ko.
Michaelson has recorded 9 studio albums, and launched two platinum singles “The Way I Am” and “Girls Chase Boys.” Her unique songs have been featured in quite a lot of TV collection and have movies, incluing her Emmy-nominated “Build It Up” from Hulu’s Little Fires In all places. She additionally scored Hulu’s Tiny Lovely Issues, and he or she was the manager music producer for Slumberkins for AppleTV+, creating all new unique songs for the collection.
Michaelson made her on-stage Broadway debut as Sonya in Natasha, Pierre, & the Nice Comet of 1812 in 2017.
Brunstetter was a supervising producer and author on NBC’s This Is Us, and her performs have been produced at such theaters as Manhattan Theatre Membership, South Coast Repertory, Atlantic Theater Firm, The Outdated Globe and Olney Theatre. She was additionally a author and producer on the Netflix collection Maid.