Dolly Parton Writing Broadway Musical About Her Life
Country music legend Dolly Parton is making the story of her rise to fame into a new Broadway musical.
The Los Angeles Times’ Zap2It entertainment blog reports that the American singer-songwriter and actress, 65, is penning a play about her transformation from a poor Appalachian girl into a country superstar.
"I'm writing my life story as a musical for Broadway. I probably won't be in it, but I'll find a way to introduce it somehow, maybe the older me,” she said, according to World Entertainment News Network.
Parton, who has appeared in movies like “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “Steel Magnolias,” wrote the score for “9 to 5: The Musical,” a musical-theater adaptation of her 1980 film. While the play wasn’t all that successful, Parton says she isn’t discouraged.
“9 to 5 didn’t make it on Broadway but it didn’t sour me,” she told WENN. “I learned all this stuff from it.”
Parton co-stars with Queen Latifah in “Joyful Noise,” which hits theaters Jan. 13.