Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5′ Musical Set to Play in London
Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical is going across the pond next year! The production, will play a limited run at London's Savoy Theatre Jan. 28 through Aug. 31 in 2019.
The musical—which, of course, features an original Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-wnning score by Parton—will star Louise Redknapp (as "Violet Newstead"), Amber Davies (as "Judy Bernly"), Natalie McQueen (as "Doralee Rhodes," which was Parton's role in the 1980 film version) and Brian Conley (as "Franklin Hart").
The show is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, and tickets will go on sale Sept. 18.
The 1980 hit film followed the adventures of a group of downtrodden secretaries who turn the tables on their chauvinistic boss. Speculation about a possible sequel has been bubbling since earlier this year. Parton told ABC's Nightline that she and her co-stars felt a commitment to putting the sequel together in the era of #MeToo.
"All these years, we've talked about doing a sequel to 9 to 5 and it never made any real sense until just recently," she noted.
The musical was originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt in April 2009. The original broadcast cast recording is planned for re-release via Parton's imprint Dolly Records/Sony Music.
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