Dolly Parton grew up a poor country girl and now she’s a country music star. It’s a story that was made for Broadway. And well, now that’s exactly where it’s heading.
Dolly Parton is currently developing a new musical for Broadway about her life.
Parton told WENN:
“I’m writing my life story as a musical for Broadway. I probably won’t be in it, but I’ll find a way to introduce it somehow, maybe the older me.”
Zap2it reports that Dolly already has some Broadway experience. Parton wrote original songs for the stage adaptation of “9 to 5.” “9 to 5: The Musical” debuted on Broadway in 2009.
“‘9 to 5’ didn’t make it on Broadway but it didn’t sour me. I learned all this stuff from it.”
Here’s a taste of “9 to 5.”
And if Broadway isn’t your thing, you can still check Dolly out in a new comedy. “A Joyful Noise” opens up on January 13th.
Are you a Dolly Parton fan? Are you going to see the Dolly Parton musical on Broadway? What about “A Joyful Noise.”