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2009-07-29 22:43:56

The Broadway musical version of the 1980 movie 9 to 5 is expected to close around Labor Day, several theater sources told the New York Post. The show featured a Tony Award-nominated score by the movie's leading lady, Dolly Parton. The stage musical stars Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block and Megan Hilty. White Christmas reportedly may take over 9 to 5's home at the Marquis Theatre in Manhattan next fall. The Post said the critically panned 9 to 5 failed to re-invent the movie as a stage...

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2009-06-02 14:34:48

Dolly Parton, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Stockard Channing and Poison have agreed to perform at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York, CBS said. Parton, will sing along with the cast of 9 to 5: The Musical; John with the cast of Billy Elliot: The Musical, and Minnelli, Channing and Poison along with the cast of Rock of Ages. This year's Tony Awards will honor the best in Broadway theater for the 2008-09 season. Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, has been named...

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2009-05-01 11:37:59

The stars of the 1980 hit movie 9 to 5 appeared in New York to attend the premiere of a new Broadway musical based on the film, observers said. It was big night for country star Dolly Parton, who starred in the movie and wrote its music, which is also featured in the new live musical that premiered Thursday, the British tabloid The Daily Mail reported. Parton, 63, Jane Fonda, 71, and Lily Tomlin, 69, appeared together before the show, an office comedy and feminist revenge fantasy that...

2008-10-02 21:00:00

Singer Paul Anka will headline Methodist Hospital Foundation's annual Crystal Ball gala. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at Pasadena Center's East Pavilion. This year's event is co-chaired by Methodist Hospital Foundation Board Members Angela Y. Fu and Chang-Huan (C.H.) Hsueh and will honor Bradbury residents Dick and Susan Hale for their longtime efforts in both fundraising and governance on behalf of Methodist Hospital. The Hales have been passionate supporters of Methodist Hospital...

2005-10-17 07:41:21

By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) - On the eve of her 60th birthday, Dolly Parton has the verve, sass and energy of someone 35 years her junior. She is crisscrossing the country on her Vintage tour -- a trek that surrounds the October 11 release of her new album, the self-produced "Those Were the Days." And in her scarce downtime, she is penning the score to the Broadway-bound musical "9 to 5," which is based on the 1980 hit film that starred Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily...


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