“The Notebook” has finalized its cast. The previously announced new musical will begin previews on Feb. 10, 2024, ahead of an official opening of March 14 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
The cast will feature Andréa Burns as Mother/Nurse Lori, Yassmin Alers as Nurse Joanna and others, Chase Del Rey as Lon and others, Hillary Fisher as Sarah and others, Dorcas Leung as Georgie and others, Carson Stewart as Johnny/Fin and others and Charles E. Wallace as Father/Son and others. Swings will include Alex Benoit, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, Happy McPartlin, Juliette Ojeda, Kim Onah and Charlie Webb.
Burns last appeared on Broadway in “The Rose Tattoo.” She originated the roles of Gloria Fajardo in “On Your Feet!” and Daniela in “In the Heights.” Alers was featured on the Main Stem in “On Your Feet!,” “The Rocky Horror Show,” “The Capeman” and “Rent.” Leung appeared in the 2017 revival of “Miss Saigon.” McPartlin has been seen on Broadway in “Hands on a Hardbody” and “Come From Away.” Onah made Main Stem her debut in “& Juliet.” Wallace appeared in the original “Miss Saigon” as well as Broadway’s “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Amazing Grace.” Webb recently made his Main Stem debut in “Parade.”
“The Notebook” marks the Broadway debuts of Benoit, Del Rey, Fisher, Harmann-Hardeman, Ojeda and Stewart.
They join the previously reported principals: Maryann Plunkett as Older Allie, Dorian Harewood as Older Noah, Joy Woods as Middle Allie, Ryan Vasquez as Middle Noah, Jordan Tyson as Younger Allie and John Cardoza as Younger Noah. Casting is by the Telsey Office.
Co-directed by Michael Greif and Schele Williams, “The Notebook” features a book by Bekah Brunstetter and an original score by Ingrid Michaelson. Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, the musical chronicles the love story of Allie and Noah, young lovers from opposite worlds and confront a lifetime of obstacles.
“The Notebook” is being produced by Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch.