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Dolly Parton Musical 'Hello, I'm Dolly' Going To Broadway In 2026

June 7, 2024 - News

A new musical inspired by Dolly Parton’s life and career, Hello, I’m Dolly, will be on Broadway in 2026.

Parton will partner with ATG Productions to bring the musical to the stage. Taking on a producing role, Parton will be accompanied by Adam Speers for ATG Productions and Danny Nozell for CTK Enterprises.

Taking its name from Parton’s 1967 debut album, the Jolene singer will write new songs for the musical, while Hello, I’m Dolly will showcase her expansive career in music by highlighting her biggest hits. In addition to new songs, Parton and Maria S. Schlatter have teamed up to write a book accompanying the musical.

Dolly Parton shared the big news while on stage at CMA Fest in Nashville. She also has a statement about the Broadway-bound musical on her website, in which she wrote: “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!”

Adam Speers added, “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.”

You can stay up to date with news about the Hello, I’m Dolly musical here.

Parton has been busy, recently announcing her new albumDolly Parton & Family: Smoky Mountain DNA—Family, Faith & Fables, which will be released on Friday, 15 November.

In addition to the album announcement, Parton revealed that an accompanying docuseries for the album is currently in production.

Last year, The Music locked in a cover story interview with Dolly Parton about her all-star rock and roll effort, Rockstar. You can read that here.

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