A Broadway musical adaption of 'The Notebook' is on its way

I wrote you every day for a year. (And a half.)

That's what Ingrid Michaelson and "This Is Us" writer Bekah Brunstetter will be saying when they finally finish up their adaption of Nicholas Sparks' "The Notebook," which will eventually make its Broadway debut. Michaelson made the official announcement Thursday on "Today," much to the glee of numerous people on set.

“I’m writing a musical and the musical is ‘The Notebook!'" Michaelson told Hoda Kotb, eliciting shrieks from Kotb and several people off-camera.

Michaelson will write the show's music and lyrics while Brunstetter, a writer-producer on NBC's tearjerker "This Is Us," will write the book.

"From day one, Ingrid and Bekah have had a clear vision for the show, and even at this early stage, it has proven to be an exceptionally exciting and fruitful collaboration," show producers Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch said in a statement.

"The Notebook" was published in 1996, but it became a cultural phenomenon with the release of the 2004 romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

The film was released the same year as "Mean Girls," also starring McAdams, instantly putting the actress on the map as one of the buzziest stars in Hollywood. She and Gosling went on to date on-and-off for three years.

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LOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: Actress Rachel McAdams (left) and Actor Ryan Gosling accept the award for Best Kiss for The Notebook onstage during the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The 14th annual award show will premiere on MTV Thursday, June 9 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). (Photo By Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 14: Actor Ryan Gosling (L) and actress Rachel McAdams pose in the press room at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on August 14, 2005 in Universal City, California. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were voted 'Choice Movie On-screen Chemistry'. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 18: Actor Ryan Gosling (L) and actress Rachel McAdams (R) arrive at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presented By AMPAS at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Rachel McAdams (L) and actor Ryan Gosling arrive at the 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 12, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actor Ryan Gosling (L) and actress Rachel McAdams arrive at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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