Dolly Parton is developing a Broadway musical based on her life story

Dolly Parton on her new album and career spanning six decades


Dolly Parton on her new album and career spanning six decades

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Dolly Parton is bringing her life story to the Broadway stage, the country legend announced on social media Thursday.

“I have been writing my Broadway musical life story for several years and I am proud to announce that we will finally be developing 'Hello, I'm Dolly – An Original Musical' for the Broadway stage,” said Parton. Inspired by her life and career, “Hello, I'm Dolly” comes to Broadway in 2026 with music and lyrics by Parton, a statement on the show's website said.

Although the icon has been in the public eye for decades, this will be the first musical to be produced about her life. The singer announced at the CMA Fest in Nashville that the show will feature “many original songs” and that she has included all the fan favorites in the score. “You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll clap, you'll stomp, it's truly Grand Ol' Opera. Pun and fun intended. Don't miss it,” Parton said.

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Dolly Parton at CMA Fest in Nashville on June 6, 2024.

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Parton, 78, shows no signs of slowing down. She won last year three new Guinness World Records for her musical achievements, which brings her total to 10 world records. Her awards include the record for the longest string of No. 1 hits for a female artist on the US Top Country Albums chart, spanning more than 43 years, and the most studio albums released by a female country singer.

Last fall, she released her very first rock 'n' roll album, 'Rockstar', with nine original songs. Around the same time, she has also published a book focusing on her flamboyant fashion, “Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones.”

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