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Dolly Parton Working on Autobiographical Broadway Musical


Dolly Parton photo courtesy of Dolly Records.

Dolly Parton is looking to return to Broadway in the near future, reports She’s working on creating a musical autobiography made for the big stage. But don’t look for her to star in it. “I’m writing my life story as a musical for Broadway,” Dolly said. “I probably won’t be in it but I’ll find a way to introduce it somehow, maybe the older me.”

Dolly wrote the music and lyrics to the musical adaptation of 9 to 5 in 2009. While the musical only played 148 performances, opening in April 2009 and closing in September of the same year, Dolly isn’t bitter. “9 to 5 didn’t make it on Broadway but it didn’t sour me,” she said. “I learned all this stuff from it.”

Fans don’t have to wait long to see Dolly on the big screen again, however. She stars alongside Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise, which hits theaters January 13.


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