'9 to 5' musical headed to Broadway
Will have Dolly Parton's original score, 20 new songsNEW YORK -- A musical based on 1980 film "9 to 5" will open on Broadway in 2009 with music and lyrics by country star Dolly Parton, producers said Tuesday.
Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin starred in the film about three colleagues who plot to turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying boss. Parton was nominated for an Oscar for the title song, "9 to 5."
"9 to 5: The Musical" includes Parton's original score as well as 20 new songs, and stars Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty and Marc Kudisch. It is set to open on Broadway on April 23.
It will first play a six week engagement in Los Angeles in September/October.