JOY WOODSMiddle Allie








ANDRÉA BURNSMother/Nurse Lori




YASSMIN ALERSNurse Joanna/Others










DORCAS LEUNGGeorgie/Others













Originated the role of Older Allie at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Fall 2022. Other Broadway includes: Agnes of God, Sunday in the Park with George, Me and My Girl (Tony Award®), The Crucible, St. Joan, A Man for All Seasons, The Seagull. Off-Broadway: Deep Blue Sound, The Sean OCasey Dublin Trilogy at Irish Rep, The Lucky Ones, Aristocrats, Richard Nelsons 12-play Rhinebeck Panorama (seen over a span of 11 years, onstage in NYC, on tour around the world, and live on Zoom during the pandemic). Films: Showing Up, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Little Women, MAD, Blue Valentine, The Family Fang, The Rhinebeck Panorama. TV: recurring roles on both Manifest and Dr. Death”; others include New Amsterdam, The Knick, Chicago Med, Law and Order franchise, Star Trek: The Next Generation. Plunkett is a founding member of Portland Stage Company and is a coach and mentor. She has performed in Shakespeare, Chekhov, and as narrator with the Britten Sinfonia.



Broadway: The Mighty Gents, Streamers, Dont Call Back, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Jesus Christ Superstar. National Tour: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Madame Lily, Miss Moffat. Regional: Purley (Kennedy Center). Film: Gothika, Levity, Pacific Heights, Full Metal Jacket, The Falcon and the Snowman, Against All Odds. TV: Big Sky, Bel-Air, 9-1-1, Criminal Minds, Private Practice, 7th Heaven, The Practice, 12 Angry Men, I’ll Fly Away, The Jesse Owens Story, Roots: The Next Generations. Awards: NAACP Image Awards for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Ill Fly Away and Best Actor in a Television Mini-Series for The Jesse Owens Story;” Theatre World Award for Best New Actor for Dont Call Back.


JOY WOODS(Middle Allie)

Broadway: SIX The Musical. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, I Can Get It for You Wholesale. She is the recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Performer in a Supporting Role – Musical for her performance as Middle Allie in The Notebook at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. For John Beasley. Telling this story with such a remarkable community is something I will cherish for the rest of my days. @joynwoods



Broadway: Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton), Waitress (Original Broadway Cast), Wicked. Off-Broadway: The Wrong Man (MCC Theater, Drama Desk nomination), Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice (Metropolitan Museum of Art, MCC Theater). Regional: The Outsiders (La Jolla Playhouse, World Premiere), Water for Elephants (Alliance Theatre, World Premiere), The Notebook (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Film: tick… tick… BOOM!, Vivo, In the Heights. TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), The Code (CBS), The Good Fight (CBS). Proud University of Michigan graduate.


JORDAN TYSON(Younger Allie)

Broadway debut. Theatre: Bulrusher (McCarter/Berkeley Rep, dir. Nicole A. Watson), Into The Woods (PCLO, dir. Scott Weinstein), The Notebook (Chicago Shakespeare, dir. Michael Greif/Schele Williams), Lempicka (La Jolla Playhouse, dir. Rachel Chavkin), The Streets of New York (Irish Repertory, dir. Charlotte Moore), Folk Wandering (ART/NY, dir. Andrew Neisler), I And You (Weston Playhouse, dir. Johanna Gruenhut). TV: The Chair (Netflix, Recurring Guest w/Sandra Oh). Film: Vampires vs. the Bronx (Netflix). Readings: Hearts Beat Loud, Learned Ladies, Sweetee. 2017 Audelco Rising Star Award, 2018 YesBroadway 40 Under 40. Currently working on her debut EP. @curlybroad


JOHN CARDOZA(Younger Noah)

John Cardoza returns to Broadway with The Notebook, after originating Younger Noah in its world premiere production in Chicago. John starred as Christian in the National Tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and made his Broadway debut in the original cast of Alanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory of Music.


ANDRÉA BURNS(Mother/Nurse Lori)

Andréa is a Drama Desk Award winner and Outer Critics Circle nominee. Recently: The Gardens of Anuncia (Lincoln Center), Light in the Piazza & Dear World (Encores!). Broadway: Original Daniela In The Heights, On Your Feet, The Rose Tattoo, The Nance, Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, The Ritz. Off-Broadway: Smart Blonde, Songs for a New World, SondheimSaturday Night. Film: SpielbergWest Side Story, Akron. TV: Up Here, Blue Bloods,” Equalizer. @theandreaburns



Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: The Gospel According to Heather. Regional: The Notebook (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, World Premiere). Carson is a graduate of Northwestern University. Many thanks to The Notebook team, BRS/Gage, his four siblings, and his parents. For the definitive Johnny – John Beasley. @thegingerbreadboy


YASSMIN ALERS(Nurse Joanna/Others)

Broadway: On Your Feet! (Original Broadway Cast), The Rocky Horror Show, Paul Simons The Capeman (OBC), Rent (OBC). Stage: The Notebook (Chicago Shakespeare), Americano (New World Stages, NYC), Destiny of Desire (Cincinnati Playhouse), In the Heights (Co-pro tour), On Your Feet! (Oriental Theatre, CHI), Clear (Pritzker Pavilion, CHI), The Whos Tommy (Offenbach, Germany), The Third from the Left (Edinburgh, Scotland). Film: West Side Story, The Ten Commandments, The American Mall, Across the Universe. Television: The Americans (FX); The Code, Madam Secretary (CBS); Law & Order SVU (NBC). @aquarianmuse



Broadway debut. Chicago: The Notebook (Chicago Shakespeare); Into the Woods (Writers Theatre); A Chorus Line, Matilda, Mamma Mia! (Drury Lane Theatre); School of Rock (Paramount Theatre). 2019 Chicago Tribune Hot New Faces: 10 Actors to Watch. MA Classical Acting, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Forever grateful for time, family, and for Jordan. @AlexBenoit95



Broadway debut. Chase was recently seen as Henrik in the 50th Anniversary of A Little Night Music at the Tony Award®-winning Pasadena Playhouse. Prior to that, he played Pete Sampras in Warner Bros. Oscar-nominated film King Richard. He has also appeared in CBS The Code and as a soloist at New Yorks Lincoln Center Theater. BFA Carnegie Mellon University. IG: @chasedelrey



Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Between the Lines, Cyrano (The New Group). Regional: Pamelas First Musical (Two River Theater), Cinderella (Arvada Center). Television: The Chica Show (Sprout). Hillary is also a director (Ars Nova, NYU) and model. NYC raised me: Pace University B.F.A., LaGuardia High School. Thank you to my family, chosen family, and team for always knowing I would make it here.



Broadway/National Tours: Swing the Musical, Dirty Dancing, Kiss of the Spider Woman.  International: Dreamgirls, Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Regional: Chicago Shakespeare, Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Paper Mill Playhouse, Virginia Stage Co., Crossroads Theatre Co., Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Cleveland Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Riverside Theatre. Television: FBI, Let the Right One In, The Last O.G., Teenage Euthanasia, One Life to Live, SNL. Narration: The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart, Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Podcasts: Rude Grooms The Tempest, Inside Page to Stage, The Code: Code.


DORCAS LEUNG(Georgie/Others)

Broadway: Gigi Van Tranh in Miss Saigon. Off-Broadway: Dou Yi in Snow in Midsummer (Classic Stage Company). Tour: roles of Eliza, Angelica, Peggy/Maria in first National Tour of Hamilton. Regional: Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Two River Theater & NAATCO Off-Bway); Georgie in The Notebook (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, World Premiere); Despereaux in The Tale of Despereaux (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Cosette in Les Misérables, Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center); Rhoda in A New Brain, Little Red in Into the Woods (Barrington Stage Company); Les Misérables (The Muny); Bye Bye Birdie (Goodspeed Musicals). Television: Bull, Madam Secretary (CBS). [she, her]



Happy McPartlin spent 5 years as a standby for the Broadway company of Come From Away and was hand-selected to perform the role of Beulah in the 9/11 memorial concert version of CFA on the National Mall in Washington. Broadway: Hands On a Hardbody. National Tours: Memphis 1st National (Mama U/S), Hairspray (Velma), The Full Monty (Georgie). Other credits include: Diana in Next To Normal, The Witch in Into The Woods, Pennywise in Urinetown, Curtains at Paper Mill Playhouse & TUTS, Les Misérables at Ogunquit Playhouse, 110 In The Shade at Fords Theatre, The Secret Garden at The Shakespeare Theatre Company.



Juliette Ojeda is making her Broadway debut in The Notebook: The Musical. Juliette was a second-year student at the Boston Conservatory, but shortly after was given the opportunity to perform on NBCs hit TV show The Voice (Season 24). She is very grateful to her family, friends, and teachers who have supported her, and would love to thank those involved in The Notebook for making her dreams come true so quickly.



(she/her) Kim Onah is thrilled to be returning to Broadway with The Notebook. She made her Broadway debut in & Juliet. Other credits include: Beautiful (National Tour), Dreaming Zenzile (NYTW), Aida (as Aida), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), All Shook Up (Lorraine). A graduate from Harvard University, Kim is a NYC-based actor, singer, and writer. So much love and thanks to her family, friends, casting, and her agents at The Collective. @kimona93 /


CHARLES E. WALLACE(Father/Son/Others)

Broadway credits include: Miss Saigon (John), Amazing Grace, Smokey Joes Café, and Jekyll & Hyde. Off-Broadway credits include: Choir Boy (Headmaster), Dinah Was (Boss/Chase), and Harlem Song to name a few. Regional credits: Annie (Daddy Warbucks), Alabama Shakespeare Festival; All the Way (Roy Wilkins), The Denver Center & Cleveland Playhouse; Play On (The Duke), Goodman Theatre & Settle Rep; and A Soldiers Play (Davenport), Arkansas Rep. Internationally, Charles appeared in Robert Wilsons acclaimed chamber opera, Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter at the Theatre of Fourvière, Lyon, France, and in Starlight Express (Electra) at the Starlight Halle, Bochum, Germany. @mrwallacecharles



Charlie is an actor/photographer/writer from Atlanta, Georgia. His most recent credit was in the 2023 revival of Parade as the young soldier. He would like to thank his friends, family, and puppy for their love and support. Insta: @Charlie_webb12

INGRID MICHAELSON (Music and Lyrics)

An accomplished singer/songwriter, Michaelson has released nine studio albums, including multiple gold and platinum singles over her 17-year career. Garnering an Emmy nomination for her original song in Hulus Little Fires Everywhere, Michaelson has also scored, served as executive music supervisor and had her songs used for multiple television projects. Michaelson made her Broadway on stage debut in The Great Comet of 1812The Notebook marks her Broadway debut as composer. @ingridmichaelson /


Bekah Brunstetter proudly hails from North Carolina. Her plays include The Cake (MTC, over 100 productions worldwide), Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova, the Old Globe), and Oohrah! (The Atlantic). Her musical A.D. 16, written with Schmigadoon”’s Cinco Paul, recently premiered at the Olney Theatre. TV credits include NBCs This is Us and Netflixs Maid.  MFA the New School for Drama, BA UNC Chapel Hill. This is her Broadway Debut! Thank you, God. And infinite gratitude to her parents, Morrison, Joe, and Bobbie, for their unending love and support. None of this is possible without you. For Grandpa Joe.

NICHOLAS SPARKS (Author of Original Novel)

Nicholas Sparks is one of the worlds most beloved storytellers with over 105 million books sold worldwide in more than 50 languages. Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. He went on to write 22 additional books, and his 23rd, Counting Miracles, will be published in September 2024. There have been 11 film adaptations of his novels, including The Notebook. Sparks lives in North Carolina with his family. He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and co-founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina.

DAVID ZINN (Scenic Design)

Recent: Here We Are (The Shed), Stereophonic (Playwrights Horizons), Jajas African Hair Braiding (MTC). Broadway: Kimberly Akimbo, Funny Girl, The Minutes, Diana, Torch Song, The Humans (set design); SpongeBob SquarePants, Fun Home, Choir Boy, Amélie, and The Last Ship (set/costume design); Almost Famous, A Dolls House Part 2, The Vibrator Play (costume design). NYTW, MCC, 2nd Stage, Public, ERS, Target Margin. Hes received Tony®, Drama Desk, Hewes, and Obie Awards for his work.

BRETT J. BANAKIS(Scenic Design)

Brooklyn-based designer for theater, opera, film, and environments. Co-founder of AMP Scenography, a design collective created to amplify emerging and underrepresented designers by engaging in equitable collaborations. Broadway: The Outsiders, The Cher Show. Off-Broadway: Camp Siegfried (2ST), Your Own Personal Exegesis and Ghost Light (LCT3), Big Love (Signature), Sunday (Atlantic). International Scenic Supervisor for all worldwide productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Faculty member at NYUs Tisch School of the Arts.

PALOMA YOUNG(Costume Design)

Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award®); Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Tony® nomination); & Juliet (Tony® nomination); Bandstand (Drama Desk Nomination); Lempicka; Lobby Hero; Time and the Conways. West End: & Juliet (Olivier nomination). Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre… (Lortel Award, Drama Desk nomination); Alice By Heart (Lortel Award); Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow; The Pain Of My Belligerence; Preludes; Fly By Night.

BEN STANTON(Lighting Design)

Broadway credits: Days of Wine and Roses (Studio 54); Goodnight, Oscar (Belasco Theatre); The Collaboration (Friedman Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Tony® nomination, Nederlander Theatre); The Rose Tattoo (American Airlines); Derren Brown: Secret (James Earl Jones Theatre); Regina Spektor: Live On Broadway (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre); Junk (Tony® nomination, Beaumont Theater); Six Degrees of Separation (Barrymore Theatre); Deaf Wests Spring Awakening (Tony® nomination, Lena Horne Theatre); Fully Committed (Lyceum Theatre); Fun Home (Tony® nomination, Circle in the Square); Seminar (The Golden).


Broadway: Sweeney Todd 2023 Revival (Tony Award®), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Tony® nomination), Hadestown (Tony Award®), Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Freestyle Love Supreme, The Cher Show, Bandstand, Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers + Hammersteins Cinderella (Tony® nomination), The Performers. Over thirty other Broadway productions with Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony® nominations: The Gershwins Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, In The Heights.

MIA NEAL(Hair & Wig Design)

Gary, Indiana. This Season: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. Select awards: Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and BAFTA Film Award for Ma Raineys Black Bottom, Emmy for Annie Live!, Emmy nomination for Pose, and Drama Desk Awards for Shuffle Along… and Aint No Mo. Select Broadway: Shucked, KPOP, 1776, West Side Story, The Iceman Cometh, and A Raisin in the Sun. Select film: White Noise, Hustle, The Humans, Uncut Gems, Ghostbusters, Younger, The Carrie Diaries, and The Amazing Spider-Man.

LUCY MACKINNON (Projection Design)

Broadway: Kimberly Akimbo, A Christmas Carol (Tony® nomination), How I Learned to Drive, Jagged Little Pill (Tony® nomination), The Rose Tattoo, Lifespan of a Fact, Six Degrees of Separation, Deaf West Theatres Spring Awakening. Recent work: Watch Night (The Perelman Performing Arts Center), UnEarth (New York Philharmonic), The Bedwetter (Atlantic Theater Company).


The Notebook (Assoc. Dir. — Chicago Shakes), Big Sky Summer Theatre Festival (Artistic Director), South Park: Pandemic Special (Consultant). Acting credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End, and television. Thank you, Michael and Schele!

EMILY MADIGAN(Associate Choreographer)

Broadway: The Notebook. Regional: Childrens Theatre Company: An American Tail; Fords Theatre: Shout Sister Shout; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: The Notebook; Olney Theatre Center: AD 16; Marriott Theatre: Grease, Footloose; Seattle Rep: Shout Sister Shout.

JOHN CLANCY(Orchestrations)

Broadway: Kimberly Akimbo (Tony®/Grammy noms.), Mean Girls (Tony® nom.), 1776 (2022 revival), Fun Home (Tony® nom.), Diana the Musical, The Prom, Tuck Everlasting, Shrek the Musical (Tony® nom.), Cats 2016 (Dance Arr.). Off-Broadway/Regional Theater: A Transparent Musical, The Karate Kid, JOY, The Secret Life of Bees, Gun & Powder, Cornelia Street, Becoming Nancy, Soft Power (Dance Arr.), The Fortress of Solitude, Jasper in Deadland, Just So. 2018 Tony Awards® Opening by Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban.

CARMEL DEAN(Music Supervision, Orchestrations, Arrangements)

As Musical Director and/or Arranger: Broadway: Funny Girl, If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody, American Idiot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Really Rosie, Everyday Rapture, Vanities, Elegies. International: Clueless, Fun Home, Chicago, 2000 Sydney Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Television: Up Here. As Composer: Renascence (Off-Broadway), Well-Behaved Women (studio album & multiple regional/international productions), Maiden Voyage (commission in development). Education: MFA in Musical Theatre Writing (New York University), BMI Lehman Engel Musical Workshop. Awards: Fulbright Scholar, Sydney Theatre Award, Off-Broadway Alliance, Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for Composition.

CARMEL DEAN(Music Supervision, Orchestrations, Arrangements)

As Musical Director and/or Arranger: Broadway: Funny Girl, If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody, American Idiot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Really Rosie, Everyday Rapture, Vanities, Elegies. International: Clueless, Fun Home, Chicago, 2000 Sydney Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Television: Up Here. As Composer: Renascence (Off-Broadway), Well-Behaved Women (studio album & multiple regional/international productions), Maiden Voyage (commission in development). Education: MFA in Musical Theatre Writing (New York University), BMI Lehman Engel Musical Workshop. Awards: Fulbright Scholar, Sydney Theatre Award, Off-Broadway Alliance, Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for Composition.

GEOFFREY KO(Music Director)

Geoffrey Ko is a music director, orchestrator, and arranger. Broadway: Be More Chill. Off-Broadway: Broadway Bounty Hunter, Baby (New Orchestrations), Generation Me. World Premieres at Paper Mill Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Two River Theater, Williamstown, Ogunquit Playhouse, TPAC, Argyle Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, and the Marriott Theater. Other Work: Ride (West End), Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, The Jimmy Awards, and Disney on Broadway concerts. Geoffrey is a New Jersey native and graduate of Northwestern University. @geoffreyhko

KIMBERLEE WERTZ(Music Coordinator)

Twelve Broadway shows including The Music Man, The Lehman Trilogy, Funny Girl, Into the Woods, Parade. Off-Broadway: Here We Are, The Gardens of Anuncia, and City Center Encores! Television: The Tony Awards®, The Kennedy Center Honors, The Academy Awards.


With offices in both New York and Los Angeles, The Telsey Office casts for theater, film, television, and commercials. The Telsey Office is dedicated to creating safe, equitable, and anti-racist spaces through collaboration, artistry, heart, accountability, and advocacy.


Over 100 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: Suffs; Days of Wine and Roses; Purlie Victorious; New York, New York; Peter Pan Goes Wrong; Sweeney Todd; A Dolls House; Hadestown; Hamilton; Aladdin. HTA is a member of Neil A. Mazzellas Hudson family which includes Hudson Scenic Studios, Bridget Van Dyke, Brianna Stankiewicz, Sam Ellis, Sean Gorski, Anastasia Olowin, Brianne Tabak, and Irene Wang.

VICTORIA NAVARRO(Production Stage Manager)

Broadway: Wicked, Jagged Little Pill, The Lion King, The Color Purple. National Tours: Matilda, Annie, Cameron Mackintoshs Oliver!, Seussical. Off-Broadway: The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Selected regional productions: Evita (A.R.T), Benny and Joon, Holiday Inn (PMP). Thanks to my family and friends for their love and support. Keeping you in our hearts, Beasley.


Broadway: Aint Too Proud, Frozen, Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home, Rocky, Romeo and Juliet, Jekyll & Hyde, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. National tours: Rudolph, Jekyll & Hyde, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: 4000 Miles.

DERRIC NOLTE(Assistant Stage Manager)

Broadway: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Prom, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Bullets Over Broadway, Annie, Evita. Tours: Hadestown, The Book of Mormon. Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Avenue Q, Rent. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company, American Repertory Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Kennedy Center. Love to my family.

THEATER MATTERS (General Management)

Theater Matters manages live entertainment globally. It is represented on Broadway this season by SIX and Days of Wine and Roses, and across North America by SIX. Recent productions include The Play That Goes Wrong, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Devil Wears Prada, and Peter Pan Goes Wrong.


Select Broadway Credits: Jajas African Hair Braiding, Summer 1976, The Collaboration, Cost of Living, Head Over Heels, The Play That Goes Wrong, Cirque du Soleil Paramour, Allegiance, The Heidi Chronicles, and Motown: The Musical. Select tour credits: Phantom of the Opera, RENT, and Chicago.

CARMEL DEAN(Music Supervision, Orchestrations, Arrangements)

As Musical Director and/or Arranger: Broadway: Funny Girl, If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody, American Idiot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Really Rosie, Everyday Rapture, Vanities, Elegies. International: Clueless, Fun Home, Chicago, 2000 Sydney Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Television: Up Here. As Composer: Renascence (Off-Broadway), Well-Behaved Women (studio album & multiple regional/international productions), Maiden Voyage (commission in development). Education: MFA in Musical Theatre Writing (New York University), BMI Lehman Engel Musical Workshop. Awards: Fulbright Scholar, Sydney Theatre Award, Off-Broadway Alliance, Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for Composition.

KATIE SPELMAN(Choreographer)

Katie Spelman is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with The Notebook. Credits include American Tail (World Premiere), Day 365: Live from the Rainbow Room, Cabaret (Barrington Stage), Once (Writers Theatre), The Beautiful Game (TOHO Productions, Tokyo), AD 16 (Olney Theatre, Helen Hayes Award), The Whos Tommy (Denver Center), Oklahoma! (Goodspeed). She has collaborated with Lookingglass Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Timeline Theatre. Broadway Associate: Moulin Rouge, Amélie, American Psycho, Once. Love to Mom, who taught me how to teach, and to Dad, who taught me how to build.


Michael Greif most recently directed Days of Wine and Roses (Studio 54, The Atlantic), Hells Kitchen (The Public), and The Notebook at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Rent. Notable Productions: The Low Road, Fucking A, Dogeaters, Giant, The Intelligent Homosexuals Guide (The Public); Our Lady of Kibeho, Landscape of the Body, Angels in America (Signature Theater); A Parallelogram, Make Believe (Second Stage); Far From Heaven, Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons).


Schele Williams is committed to cultivating work with authentic representation on stage and off. In addition to co-directing The Notebook, current productions include The Wiz (2024 Broadway revival) and Aida (Disney Theatrical Group); she will also be helming Hidden Figures (Disney Theatrical Group). Schele has a long history of work on Broadway in Rent, Aida, and Motown: The Musical. Schele is a founding member of Black Theatre United and is the author of the childrens book Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History, recipient of the 2022 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor. Her next book, Your Legacy Begins, will be published in May of 2024. @schelewilliams


Kevin McCollum received the Tony Award® for Best Musical for Rent (1996), Avenue Q (2004), and In the Heights (2008). Current: SIX (Broadway, North American Tours), Days of Wine and Roses (Broadway), The Notebook (Broadway), Mrs. Doubtfire (UK and US Tours), The Play That Goes Wrong (Off-Broadway), Oh Mary! (Off-Broadway). Additional Past Credits Include: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Broadway), Mrs. Doubtfire (Broadway), Motown: The Musical (Broadway, West End, UK and US Tours), The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway, UK and US Tours), Something Rotten! (Broadway, US Tour), Hand to God (Broadway, West End), Baz Luhrmanns La Bohème, [title of show] (Broadway), and the 2009 revival of West Side Story (Broadway). McCollum also produced the West Side Story film (2021) directed by Steven Spielberg. Upcoming: The Devil Wears Prada, Night At The Museum.


Grammy-winning producer. Founder, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, built a catalogue of over 200 recordings, featuring some of the most successful Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and recordings by Broadways biggest stars and composers. Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album, In the Heights, Beautiful, Book of Mormon, and The Bands Visit. Producer, Alice by Heart and The Last Five Years film. Honored with a special Drama Desk Award for Excellence in Theatre. Currently, SVP of Warner Music Entertainment and Theatrical Ventures, producer, Tina, Beetlejuice, Here Lies Love, The Wrong Man, and American Utopia (Special Tony® winner), and executive producer of acclaimed Spike Lee-directed film.


Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is proud to have produced the world premiere of The Notebook as part of its bold and innovative programming that features Shakespeare, classics, original plays, musicals, family programming, and international theatrical events. Led by Artistic Director Edward Hall, Executive Director Kimberly Motes with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, the Tony Award®-winning company is committed to serving as a cultural hub across its three stages, in classrooms, neighborhoods, and venues around the world and invites audiences, artists, and communities to share powerful stories that connect and inspire. Current Broadway/National Tour: SIX.