9 To 5 On Broadway - Classic Movie Takes To The Stage
9 to 5 on Broadway is a new musical show based on an 80's movie. The movie portrays three women that live in their fantasy world and get even with
their sexist and egotistical boss, Franklin Hart Jr.
The movie became a huge hit and was the highest grossing comedy in 1980. It is also ranked on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies" in the Top Fifty.
There are new songs written by the famous Nashville star, Dolly Parton, who starred in the original movie as Doralee. The Broadway show opened in
New York on April 30, 2009.
The three leading female characters are Violet Newstead (played by Allison Janney), Judy Bernley (played by Stephanie J. Block), and Doralee
Rhoades (played by Megan Hilty). Violet is the office manager at the company, Judy portrays a newly divorced woman who does not have any work
experience, and Doralee shows her sexy side as Hart's secretary.
This Broadway show was nominated for several Tony Awards including Best Original Score, Best Choreography, and Best Performance by Leading
Actress and Featured Actor in a Musical. 9 to 5: The Musical won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. The award went to
Allison Janney who plays the role of Violet.
Starting next year, 9 to 5: The Musical will be launching at the performance center in Tennessee. "We're thrilled. We loved the show in New York, and
Nashville is the perfect place to rehearse and open 9 to 5 before it tours to major cities nationwide," said Kathleen O'Brien. (Nashville Theatre
The Broadway show left New York on September 6, 2009. The score has several unforgettable songs. "Backwoods Barbie" is performed by Doralee
during a scene where Violet and Judy refuse to go to lunch with her because they think she is just a pretty face. Ultimately, throughout the musical,
Judy and Violet realize you cannot judge a book by its cover and become friends with Doralee. "9 to 5" is the theme song of the Broadway show
which was a very popular hit for Dolly Parton