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For the first time in a decade, Country Music Hall of FamerDolly Parton performed a live concert on Rockefeller Plaza on NBC's TODAY. Check out the appearance below!
The seven-time Grammy winner treated fans to a show featuring her classic song '9 to 5,' along with two new hits off her highly-anticipated album, 'Blue Smoke,' which will be released that day. The U.S. leg of Parton's World Tour kicks off May 22.
Multiple Drama Desk and Tony Award nominated 9 To 5: The Musical starred four-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee and recent Drama Desk winner Allison Janney, along with Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, and three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch. It opened Thursday, April 30, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).
9 To 5: The Musical marked the Broadway debut of seven-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Parton as composer and lyricist.
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TODAY is renowned for providing its audience with a "window on the world," bringing viewers breaking news as it happens and often broadcasting from locations around the globe. TODAY's longtime home at New York's Rockefeller Plaza attracts thousands of visitors each year to peer into its windows and become part of TODAY's broadcast. The Emmy Award winning program is anchored by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker andNatalie Morales. Don Nash is the executive producer.
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