Country superstar Dolly Parton, who stepped into the world of Broadway in 2009 writing music and lyrics to the musical adaptation of 9 to 5, plans on returning in the not-so-distant future. "I’m writing my life story as a musical for Broadway," the singer tells WENN. "I probably won’t be in it but I’ll find a way to introduce it somehow, maybe the older me."
9 to 5 played only 148 performances, opening in April 2009 and closing in September, but Parton is looking on the bright side. "9 to 5 didn’t make it on Broadway but it didn’t sour me," she says. "I learned all this stuff from it."
Parton can be seen soon on the big screen playing grandmother to BONNIE & CLYDE's Jeremy Jordan in 'Joyful Noise' - which, she adds, she'd also like to see on Broadway: "Joyful Noise would make a great Broadway show so maybe I’ll write music for that!"
Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, 41 career top 10 country albums and 110 career charted singles. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide.
She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award, among many more.
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