Ingrid Michaelson Releases ‘If This Is Love’ From First Musical THE NOTEBOOK


The Chicago Shakespeare Theater has released a first music video for the song “If This Is Love” from the world premiere of The Notebook, performed in the studio by Ingrid Michaelson, who wrote the music and lyrics for the production.

Watch below!

The new musical based on Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel that inspired the iconic film begins performances at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on September 6, 2022. Allie and Noah, both from different worlds, share a life of love despite the strengths that threaten to pull them apart, in a deeply moving portrait of the enduring power of love. Broadway directors Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, RENT) and Schele Williams (Aida, Motown the Musical) team up with multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on music and lyrics, book by playwright Bekah Brunstetter (writer and producer on NBC’s This Is Us) and choreography by Katie Spelman.

The Notebook will be presented from September 6 to October 16, 2022 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Tickets ($41 to $125) are on sale now. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at 312.595.5600, go online.

Regional Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater produces a bold, innovative year-round season of plays, musicals, world premieres, family productions and theatrical presentations from around the world, alongside educational programming recognized nationally serving tens of thousands of students, teachers, and lifelong learners each year. Founded in 1986, the Theatre’s stage work has grown to no less than twenty productions and 650 performances a year. Chicago Shakespeare is dedicated to welcoming the next generation of theatergoers; one in four spectators is under the age of eighteen. As a non-profit organization, the Theater strives to embrace diversity, prioritize inclusion, provide equitable opportunities, and provide an experience that is accessible to all. On the theater’s three stages at its home on Navy Pier, in classrooms and city neighborhoods, and in venues around the world, Chicago Shakespeare is a multi-faceted cultural hub inviting audiences, performers and community members to share powerful stories that connect and inspire.


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