Dolly Parton, who was Tony-nominated for her score to the short-lived musical 9 to 5, continues to work on a Broadway musical based on her own life.
Parton, who plans to launch a 60-city North American tour in June, told fox19.com, ”I just got the final scripts and we're actually doing that. We’re telling my life story as a musical with some new songs. The hits will be in it, but I've written a lot of new music as well.”
The country legend said a Broadway production is likely a year-and-a-half or two years from production.
One of 12 children, Parton began her singing career while still a teenager, appearing at the Grand Old Opry at age 13. For many years, she sang duets with Porter Wagoner on the latter’s television show. In the '70s, she struck out on her own, scoring hits as both a country and pop artist. Among them were ”Jolene,” ”Two Doors Down,” ”Here You Come Again,” ”Will Always Love You” and ”9 to 5.” She began acting in films in the late ’70s, beginning with 9 to 5. She is one the most successful recording artists in country music history. In 1986 she founded Dollywood, a theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN.