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‘The Notebook’ to release original cast album

The digital release will be available in April.

(L-R) Maryann Plunkett and Dorian Harewood in “The Notebook” on Broadway, 2024 (Credit: Julieta Cervantes)

The new musical “The Notebook” will receive an original Broadway cast recording. The album, featuring Ingrid Michaelson’s original score, will be released digitally on April 19 by Atlantic Records.

An initial track has been released. The song “Leave the Light On,” performed by Ryan Vasquez, who plays Middle Noah in the “The Notebook,” is available here, as well as an in-studio performance video.

“I have been making original cast recordings for the past 25 years, but ‘The Notebook’ is my first time lead-producing a Broadway show, and has been a labor of love for over eight years,” said the musical’s producer Kurt Deutsch in a statement. “Bringing this cast recording to life, along with Ingrid and our dream team of actors and musicians, is a dream come true.”

“Writing this musical has been one of the greatest joys in my life,” Michaelson explained in a statement. “I am beyond excited to welcome everyone into our world.”

“Ingrid’s music for the show is both emotionally powerful and heartbreakingly beautiful. We can’t wait to share this cast recording with the world,” added Atlantic Records president Pete Ganbarg. “Ever since seeing an early performance of ‘The Notebook’ in Chicago in 2022, we’ve wanted to work with Ingrid, Kurt, Kevin [McCollum] and their amazing team on this album.”

Featuring a book by Bekah Brunstetter, “The Notebook” began previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Feb. 10 and will open on March 14. Michael Greif and Schele Williams co-direct, while Katie Spelman takes on choreographic duties.

In addition to Vasquez, the principal cast of “The Notebook” includes Maryann Plunkett as Older Allie, Dorian Harewood as Older Noah, Joy Woods as Middle Allie, Jordan Tyson as Younger Allie, John Cardoza as Younger Noah, Andréa Burns as Mother/Nurse Lori and Carson Stewart as Johnny/Fin. 

Based on Nicholas Sparks’ 1996 novel of the same name, “The Notebook” follows the joy and heartache of lovers Allie and Noah, alternating between the present time and the past.

“The Notebook” is produced by McCollum and Deutsch.