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Parton and a Fresh Tune

HELLO, DOLLY! Country music hasn’t fared very well on Broadway, but if anybody can break the hick ceiling, it’s going to be Dolly Parton Read NY Post Article

Working It Out!

Dolly Parton, Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, and Stephanie J. Block provide a first look at the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway-bound musical 9 to 5 See Theater Mania Article

First Preview of 9 to 5: The Musical Delayed

The first preview of the eagerly awaited new musical 9 to 5 – boasting a score by Grammy Award winner Dolly Parton – has been delayed three days. See Playbill.com article

Broadway Says Hello to Dolly

Dolly Parton and the cast of the “9 to 5: The Musical” spoke to the press at a New York City rehearsal hall and performed a number from the show. Watch Video

Dolly Parton Readies “9 to 5″ for Broadway

Dolly Parton has been “workin’ 9 to 5″ on a musical for Broadway. Access catches up with Dolly at rehearsals as the cast warms up their vocal chords on the title song. Watch Video

Dolly Parton brings “9 to 5″ musical to life on Broadway

It all started when Dolly Parton began to strum her acrylic nails together 28 years ago on the set of the movie “9 to 5.” The sound reminded her of the typewriter her character was chained to, and the rest is music and movie history. Read nydailynews.com article

“Nine to Five” bound for Broadway

Country star Dolly Parton has penned songs for a Broadway musical based on the film “Nine to Five.” Parton said working on the musical was “the most fun I’ve ever had as a songwriter.” Read BBC article

Dolly Parton’s musical “9 to 5″ makes its world premiere at the Ahmanson this fall

Dolly Parton is working on a live musical version of her uproarious 1980 movie comedy, “9 to 5.” The world premiere will take place this fall at L.A.’s Ahmanson Theatre Read More

“9 to 5: The Musical” set for L.A. tryout

Based on the 1980 film that earned more than $103 million, “9 to 5: The Musical” is headed for the Broadway stage. A fall tryout will open at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre beginning Sept. 3 Read More

Ahmanson Theatre nabs Broadway favorites

The 2008-09 season opener will be “9 to 5: The Musical” (Sept. 20-Oct. 19), based on the 1980 film that starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as corporate secretaries out for revenge against their chauvinist boss. Read More From the LA Times

Working it 9 to 5 ’9 to 5: The Musical’ comes to Huntsville – News Courier
In 1980, as more and more women were entering the workforce, Dolly Parton made her film debut and, along with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, an iconic movie about the perils of the work-a-day world was born. ’9 to 5′ was a hit and has since been named No. 47 on Bravo’s list of ’100 Funniest Movies.’ Read More

9 to 5: The Musical debuts at the Von Braun Center Friday – The Huntsville Times
The 1980 cult classic comedy “9 to 5″ made famous by Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton is back and it’s not on the silver screen. The four-time Tony Award-nominated “9 to 5: The Musical” will be making its debut in Huntsville on the stage of the Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall this weekend. Read More

Count down ’til 9 to 5: The Musical – HOUSTON EXAMINER
The film is classic Dolly Parton. And in exactly one month 9 to 5: The Musical, featuring Miss Dolly’s original music and lyrics, will open at Theatre Under The Stars’ Sarofim Hall in Houston. Read More

COMEDY KEEPS ABREAST OF OFFICE SHENANIGANS
Diana DeGarmo realized she had more than big shoes to fill when she took on the role of Doralee in the Broadway musical of the film, 9 to 5. For five months, DeGarmo has been tackling the character made famous in the movie by country legend Dolly Parton, who also wrote the original music for the stage adaptation. “When I first found out I got the part, I was excited because (Parton) is an idol of mine in music,” DeGarmo said. “But I knew I had a big bra to fill.” The national tour, which stops Feb. 22 at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, follows the plot of the hit 1980 movie that starred Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman and Parton, in her first film role. “9 to 5″ centers on three working women living out their fantasy of getting even with their sexist, egotistical boss. Read More

What a way to make a livin’
I had the opportunity to talk with Diana DeGarmo who plays Doralee Rhodes in the musical, “9 to 5,” coming to the Schuster Center February 1 through 6. The role was made famous in the movie by Dolly Parton – one of Diana’s personal idols. When asked if DeGarmo could be given the opportunity to perform with anyone – she said, “I would want to perform with Dolly Parton.” Read More

“9 to 5 The Musical” Coming to the Fox Theatre! Interview With “Violet,” Actress Dee Hoty
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis for 16 performances from February 8-20! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Metrotix or the Fabulous Fox Theatre website. Kevin: Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today! Dee: You’re very welcome. I’m looking forward to getting to St. Louis, even though it’s pretty bleeding cold everywhere isn’t it?… Read More

9 to 5 clocks in, fresh from Broadway
The first national tour of the Broadway musical comedy 9 to 5 will open Tuesday at the Schuster Center. It may not have a cast as well known as the 1980 film version with Jane Fonda as Judy, Lily Tomlin as Violet, Dolly Parton as Doralee and Dabney Coleman as the ultra-sexist boss Frank Hart. It does have three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty as Violet (the role Dayton native Allison Janney played in the Broadway production), past American Idol runner-up Dianna DeGarmo as Doralee, plus Broadway veterans Mamie Parris as Judy, with Joseph Mahowald as Hart. Read More

9 to 5: The Musical in Chicago for two weeks
American Idol finalist, Diana DeGarmo has been cast in the role of Doralee Rhodes, made famous by the queen of country music and iconic songwriter, musician, movie star and entrepreneur Dolly Parton in the movie 9 to 5. Diana gained overnight fame, at age 16, as a runner-up on the third season of television’s No. 1 series, American Idol. 9 to 5: The Musical is playing at the Bank of America Theatre for 2 weeks beginning January 18. Read More

Dolly Parton is coming to Chicago for Wednesday’s ’9 to 5′ opening – Chris Jones, ChicagoTribune.com
Word is that Dolly Parton is expected at the Chicago opening of the touring production of the musical “9 to 5,” Wednesday at the Bank of America Theatre. The country music icon is expected live and in person. Wednesday happens to be Parton’s 65th birthday. She’s coming to town on her famous bus and will walk a red carpet outside the theater. If you don’t have a ticket and you’re a Parton fan, your best bet would be head to the theater (at 79 W. Monroe St.) around 6:30 p.m. Look for the Dollymobile. Read More

WORKIN’ IT – Dolly Parton finds life goes well beyond ’9 to 5′ By Hedy Weiss
“Hello, this is Dolly Parton.” The voice of the early morning caller was almost too good to be true. And not only did it come on the dot of the pre-arranged time, but it arrived with a pitch so perfect, and with a lilting musicality so filled with the infectious ebullience and mountain girl charm that has beguiled audiences for decades, that it was difficult to believe it was altogether real. Of course it was the authentic Dolly, and she did not disappoint. That is just a big part of who this self-described “5-foot-one-inch woman with the appetite of a 6-foot-six-inch man” happens to be. Read More