Dolly Parton has announced new Broadway musical about her life, 'Hello, I'm Dolly'

Publish Date
Thursday, 20 June 2024, 10:27AM

The globally beloved country legend has confirmed her life story is coming to Broadway.

Her announcement reads, “Hello, I’m Dolly, and I lived my whole life to see this show on stage. I’ve written many original songs for the show and included all your favourites in it as well. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll clap, you’ll stomp, it truly is a Grand Ol’ Opera. Pun and fun intended. Don’t miss it!”

Hello, I'm Dolly is set to debut in 2026.

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Last November she told The Hollywood Reporter, "I’ve been offered [a biopic]. I went back to Broadway with it. My life story’s going to come on Broadway and hopefully in the spring of ’25. And then if it don’t do great then, I’ll do it as a movie. If it does, then I’ll wait till Broadway goes for a couple of years and then I’ll do my life story as a movie."

Produced by Dolly, Adam Speers for ATG Productions, and Danny Nozell for CTK Enterprises, the new musical borrows its title from the name of her first studio album released in 1967.

Hello, I’m Dolly will include original music and lyrics from Dolly, including some of her biggest hits as well as new music written especially for the musical and a book by Maria S. Schlatter.

Adam Speers said, “I first had the pleasure of working with Dolly Parton in 2019 when she trusted us to develop a new version of her musical 9 to 5 for London’s West End. I had always heard she wanted to do a musical based on her life, so when she asked if I would be interested in producing it, I was bowled over."

"As the world knows, Dolly is a magical blend of talent, hard work, intelligence, charm, wit, and a gigantically big heart. I’m thrilled we’re going to bring her inspiring story to Broadway.”

We can't wait to find out more!

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