Jun 7, 2024 - News

Dolly Parton's musical is heading to Broadway

Dolly Parton

Parton speaks during her appearance at CMA Fest. Photo: Terry Wyatt/WireImage via Getty Images

Dolly Parton is bringing her life story to Broadway.

  • The icon announced the long-awaited musical, "Hello, I'm Dolly," will debut in 2026.

Zoom in: Parton said the musical, which has been in the works for years, would include a song called "I Wouldn't Be Here If You Hadn't Been There."

  • A promotional website credits Parton for music and lyrics. She will also co-write the musical's book, which is what theater kids call the script.

What she's saying: "I've written a whole lot of original songs for it as well as all the hit songs that you know," Parton said Thursday while announcing the musical at CMA Fest.

  • "You'll get to know all of my life up till now. ... It really does have a lot of story, a lot of family."

Flashback: Parton previously wrote music and lyrics for the "9 to 5" musical based on her hit 1980 movie.

The intrigue: The ever-productive country queen used her CMA Fest appearance to promote a slew of new ventures. She also announced the launch of a new line of Dolly Parton wine.

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