Dolly Parton to Bring Her Life Story to Broadway with Musical ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’

There’s a new musical in the works for Broadway that will showcase the life and career of country-pop superstar Dolly Parton. Titled “Hello, I’m Dolly,” the show is set to debut in 2026, with Parton herself taking the lead in creating the production.

The musical will feature a mix of both new songs and classic hits from Parton. She is collaborating on the script with Maria S. Schlatter, who previously worked with Parton on the 2020 Netflix film “Christmas on the Square.”

The production team includes Parton, Adam Speers from ATG Productions, and Danny Nozell from CTK Enterprises. While details like casting, creative team, and venue are yet to be announced, Parton made the exciting announcement at the CMA Fest in Nashville.

This isn’t Parton’s first foray into Broadway, as she previously received a Tony nomination for her work on the stage adaptation of “9 to 5.” The idea for the new musical stemmed from a British revival of “9 to 5” where she met one of the key producers.

Both Speers and Parton expressed their enthusiasm for the upcoming show, with Speers praising Dolly’s talent and work ethic. Parton, in her signature folksy style, shared her excitement for the production and promised an entertaining experience for the audience.

The musical is named after Parton’s debut album, “Hello, I’m Dolly,” and is set to offer a unique blend of storytelling, music, and entertainment. While Broadway has seen success with musicals based on singers’ lives, “Hello, I’m Dolly” stands out with its original songs and personal touch from the iconic singer herself.

As the show gears up for its premiere, fans can expect a heartwarming and entertaining journey through the life of Dolly Parton, filled with laughter, tears, and unforgettable music.

Dolly Parton is a renowned country singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist, born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. She rose to fame with hits like “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” and has since become a cultural icon with a career spanning decades.

Parton’s humble beginnings in a large family shaped her love for music and performing. She moved to Nashville to pursue her dreams and soon found success with her unique voice and songwriting skills. Over the years, she has released numerous albums, won multiple awards, and made a mark in the entertainment industry.

Apart from her music career, Parton is also known for her philanthropic work, including the Imagination Library that provides free books to children. Her larger-than-life personality, witty humor, and generous spirit have endeared her to fans worldwide, making her a beloved figure in the music world.