Vanessa Hudgens Will Return to the Stage as Allie in a Live Reading of The Notebook Musical

First Rachel McAdams was a bird, and now so is Vanessa Hudgens. The Princess Switch actress will reportedly lead a staged reading of the musical adaptation of The Notebook, playing Southern heiress Allie Hamilton (McAdams originated the role in the 2004 romance film). The new musical, which is a collaboration between Ingrid Michaelson and Bekah Brunstetter, will hold the reading for Vassar and New York Stage & Film’s Powerhouse Season this Summer, though nothing about whether or not Hudgens will actually end up playing Allie on Broadway has been announced.

Joining Hudgens are Tony nominee and Broadway star Hailey Kilgore (Once on This Island) as young Allie, and Cabaret‘s Andy Buckley as old Allie. As for Noah, who was originated in the film by Ryan Gosling, Carmen Jones star Clifton Duncan will play opposite Hudgens, with Jagged Little Pill‘s Antonio Cipriano and Tony winner James Naughton as young and old Noah, respectively.

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