Ingrid Michaelson’s next project is going to be a tearjerker. The singer announced on Today that she is writing the music and lyrics for a musical based on the Ryan Gosling/Rachel McAdams film “The Notebook.”
"When I was approached about working on the 'Notebook' I had to excuse myself and go to the bathroom and cry and come back into the meeting," Michaelson shares in a press release. "I have loved the movie and the story for so many years now that the idea of turning it into a musical overwhelmed me.” She adds, “I actually started writing that very night of the first meeting, before I even had the job! I cannot wait for the world to hear these characters come to life in a musical way.”
Ingrid is working with “This Is Us” writer Bekhan Brunstetter to develop the project, based on the popular Nicholas Sparks romantic novel about true love that lasts a lifetime.