9 To 5 Broadway Details
Earlier this week they announced that the Broadway musical version of 9 to 5 will play the Great White Way later this year. Dolly Parton, who starred in the original 1980 Oscar nominated film, wrote the songs for the production. She says, "When they asked me to write the music for it, I didn't even know that I could do it 'cause I don't even go to Broadway shows that much, but they decided after all these years, which has been 25, 26 years I guess, that 9 to 5 was out, that they were gonna make it a Broadway [show]."
As for the content of some of her new original songs, Dolly reveals, "I've written songs for the boss, I've written songs fo Roz, you know, the company spy, she's the one that's in love with the boss. I wrote a fun little thing for her called 'Red Hot Mama' [and] of course I wrote songs for the whole office to sing."