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Galeotti stars as Haley James Scott on One Tree Hill, which will start its 8th season this fall.

One of America's most beloved romance novel's and film is further becoming a 3-D experience for those of us who fell oh so in love with the Nicholas Sparks New York Times Best-Selling book The Notebook. The story that won our hearts has been transformed into a musical production by One Tree Hill's triple threat leading lady Bethany Joy Galeotti, and now a brand new official website has opened for it giving us even more access to this exciting new side of the story that presents a kind of love even a skeptic couldn't deny!

Galeotti debuted a workshop of the The Notebook Musical last fall at a theater in Wilmington, NC, and since then she has been on as what she describes a great and fun journey in order to present to audiences a new experience with this classic story, while still maintaining Sparks' special message. “We want to make sure that what we put out there as the final product is really honoring to the story and especially to Nicholas Sparks and his family because that story was very close to his family”, says Galeotti on the process of writing the musical.

Galeotti, who herself is a singer and has had her own-written songs featured on One Tree Hill, says that she and her co-writer for the musical, Grammy-nominee Ron Anniello, did not want to just take the book and add music. They wanted to give people something fresh with this powerful love story and further enhance its experience.

“We just feel like god has a story here that touches people's hearts and we feel like it's just love that gets to be poured out on people through this story”, Galoetti says. “We don't want to get in the way of the that. We just want to help lift it up. We're excited!”

As are we! The new site features new updates on the musical, personal notes from Galeotti and Anniello, as well as exclusive photos from the workshop. Along with the photos are descriptions of the scenes with songs in them. “We really love our music”, says Galeotti on the score they recently finished writing.

For all the info on this this highly-anticipated and what is sure to be amazing musical production, check out its official website here!



29 July 2010 @ 01:33 am
A new picture of Ron and Joy working hard to make The Notebook Musical surfaced on their official website today. Here it is:

29 July 2010 @ 01:30 am


Also included in their brand spankin' new website is a music section that includes selections from the score of the musical.

So far we know of he following song titles:
  • "The Colors Play"
  • "Carolina Moon"
  • "Troublesome Tongue"
  • "Sunday Train"
  • "The Nightclub Swing!"
  • "Think of Me (when you are gone)"
  • "Psalm 148"
  • "My Christmas With You"
  • "The Luckiest Girl"

The website goes into further detail about the context of these songs along with lovely pictures from the backbox staged reading. So be sure to visit!
At a live Question&Answer session with one thousand tickets sold out at Burney Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the one and only Nicholas Sparks tells Star News what he thinks about Joy's musical.


Q: Speaking of future projects, I interviewed Bethany Joy Galeotti (a “One Tree Hill” cast member) about producing a musical adaptation of “The Notebook” here in Wilmington. What's going on with that and how do you feel about that?


A: It's been an interesting process. And of course Joy and Ron (Aniello), who are working on the project, have done a very good job. Where it goes from here I cannot tell you. I haven't made any decision as to what's going to happen next.

Q: Have you seen it?

A: I did. I came down to Wilmington and I saw it. I thought they did a very good job. I enjoyed it.


Paul Teal, who played the role of Josh in season seven of One Tree Hill, is the guest this week. In this exclusive interview, Teal talks about how One Tree Hill was his first role on television and his experiences. Teal also shares stories about playing the role of Noah in Bethany Joy Galeotti’s workshop version of her musical “The Notebook.” Teal talks about taking on the role of Noah and how the song “Sunday Train” was his favorite song to sing.

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31 May 2010 @ 03:08 pm
Bethany Joy Galeotti discusses her career on One Tree Hill, Everly and The Notebook Muiscal.


How is work on The Notebook going? How was the process of taking such a popular novel and film, and turning into a musical?

Bethany Joy-It was a great process. It was a lot of fun. We took it very seriously because we really didn't want to duplicate something that's already been done. We didn't want to just take the movie and add music. We didn't want to just take the book and add music. We wanted to create something that was new for our audience so that when they see it they feel like they're experiencing a classic story in a new way, they feel like they're seeing something for the first time. And that was definitely a challenge because we really do respect so much the work that was done in the film and we wanted to honor that without trying to duplicate or copy, so it's been a really great process.

Ron Aniello my friend and co-writer, who just got nominated for a Grammy this past season so that was really exciting for him, he's just really talented, so we got together and we just started writing and said you know let's just go on this journey together and see where it takes us. And even at this point, where we're at, we're still talking to producers. We want to make sure we don't rush into anything. We have a lot of people that are interested but we need to make sure that we're not just rushing an unfinished product because it'd be great to get it out you know, because everybody wants to see it. We want to make sure that what we put out there as the final product is really honoring to the story and especially to Nicholas Sparks and his family because that story was very close to his family. So it's been great, it's been a lot of fun. We really love our music. We just finished our score and we're doing re-writes on the script right now and just trying to beef up some of the older storylines from our workshop, which is why we had the workshop just for us to kind of watch it and see what we had. And we'll be moving forward from here.

I really hope we get to see it on stage in New York soon!

Bethany Joy-I hope so, too! And there's so many options you know. Maybe it doesn't go straight to Broadway, a lot of shows go on a national tour before they go overseas first. So we have a lot of options right now. We're trying not to rush any decision making. We're just not in any rush. We're enjoying the journey and we've been learning so much about each other and ourselves, our abilities. We just feel like god really has a story here that touches people's hearts and we feel like it's just love that gets to be poured out on people through this story. We don't want to get in the way of that. We just want to help lift it up. So we're excited!


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31 May 2010 @ 02:53 pm
Bethany Joy Galeotti posts exclusive photos from a staged reading of The Notebook Musical!

more photos from The Notebook (blackbox staged reading) here!

31 May 2010 @ 02:37 pm

Thanks to an interview yesterday on the fan-produced “One Tree Hill” Podcast, we have a lot more deets on “OTH” star Bethany Joy Galeotti's “The Notebook” musical. The show, which Bethany wrote with record producer Ron Aniello, is based on Nicholas Sparks' 2004 tearjerker.

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'One Tree Hill' star Bethany Joy Galeotti is like a jack of all trades when it comes to the entertainment industry. Since 'One Tree Hill' premiered back in September of 2003, we have seen Galeotti as an actress, a singer, songwriter, and even director. Now we will see her as a writer and producer who has transformed one of America's most beloved love stories into a live musical production.

In a new interview with the official One Tree Hill podcast, Galeotti talks about how the idea first came about of turning the Nicholas Sparks best-selling novel-turned movie 'The Notebook' into a live stage production.

31 May 2010 @ 02:32 pm

An exclusive interview with Bethany Joy Galeotti, who plays Haley James Scott, is the highlight of the 86th edition of the One Tree Hill Podcast. Galeotti talks about turning the story of The Notebook into a musical, playing Haley James Scott and also talks with Amber Sweeney about her band Everly.

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31 May 2010 @ 02:19 pm

Lisa Goldstein talks about Joy writing a musical and reveals that her college roommate landed the role of Allie in an exclusive interview on the OTH Podcast.

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