The Notebook seems to be a recurring theme for the stars and characters of One Tree Hill. Skills and Bevin (we miss them as a couple!) once spent a night crying over it, and now Bethany Joy Galeotti -- who plays Haley James Scott -- has been inspired by it!
MTV reports that Bethany, along with record producer Ron Aniello, has written a musical based on the 2004 Nicholas Sparks novel. On a recent One Tree Hill podcast, the actress explained that after seeing the movie based on the book, she found herself making up songs about the characters. When she started writing them down, she said, "I thought, this is either going to be terrible, or it's going to be great. I don't know which it's going to be, but I've gotta get this out."
Thankfully, Bethany was able to get author Sparks' approval through a mutual friend -- and she's now tested her work for Broadway producers and investors. During the podcast, she said:
"[The producers] all said the music was amazing -- 'Don't touch it, we love the music' -- which is just so, so encouraging for Ron and I because we worked really hard on that music ... I was just super, super excited to get all this great feedback from people who really know what they're doing, because I don't. This is my first time venturing into this side of the theater world. It's been an inspiring and intimidating and fun and exhausting and wonderful, wonderful journey that is not even close to over yet ... It's an amazingly emotional and moving story and I really hope we do it justice."
Do you think the story will work as musical?
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