PHOTO CALL: Cast and Creators of 9 to 5: The Musical Meet the Press

News   PHOTO CALL: Cast and Creators of 9 to 5: The Musical Meet the Press The cast and creators of 9 to 5 gave the New York press a taste of the Broadway-bound musical July 15.

Joe Mantello will direct the musical just announced to arrive at Broadway's Marquis in March 2009. Andy Blankenbuehler choreographs.

Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block and Megan Hilty will star with Marc Kudisch in the Broadway-bound 9 to 5: The Musical, which features songs by Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick.

Based on the 1980 film, the new musical is described thusly: "When pushed to their boiling point by their boss, Franklin Hart Jr. (Kudisch), Violet Newstead (Janney), the super efficient office manager, Judy Bernly (Block), a frazzled divorcee, and the sexy executive secretary Doralee Rhodes (Hilty) turn the tables on him. The trio hatches a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot, and that plan quickly spins wildly and hilariously out of control."

Here are some photos from the announcement and preview event at New York City's 42nd St. Studios:

Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Dolly Parton and Stephanie J. Block
Poster for 9 to 5 Dolly Parton
The cast of 9 to 5 sing.
Patricia Resnick and Dolly Parton Dolly Parton and Megan Hilty
Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Patricia Resnick, Dolly Parton, Stephanie J. Block and Marc Kudisch

All photos by Aubrey Reuben.