BWW TV: Upright's West Side Stories: '9 To 5' in LA!

BroadwayWorld.com, the premiere theatre site on the internet, is proud to announce its newest offering in the streaming video space. 'Upright's West Side Stories' chronicles the adventures Upright Cabaret producer/hosts Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel as they travel the left coast in search of great theatre... and a few cocktails. 

Featuring talent from the Great White Way to the sandy beaches of LA, 'Upright's West Side Stories' takes you up close and personal with some of your favorite entertainers in show business. 

The premiere webisode takes place at the 9 to 5 press conference with the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton. Also appearing is the cast of 9 to 5 which includes Alison Janney, Megan HiltyStephanie J. BlockMarc Kudisch, as well as the show's Bookwriter Patricia Resnick and producer and Showtime network president Bob Greenblatt.

9 To 5: The Musical, based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, will begin previews on Broadway Tuesday, March 24, 2009, and will open Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).  9 To 5: The Musical marks the Broadway debut of seven-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Dolly Parton as composer and lyricist.  The musical's book by Patricia Resnick is based on her original story and screenplay for the smash 1980 film comedy.   Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler9 To 5: The Musical will star four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nomineeAllison JanneyStephanie J. BlockMegan Hilty, and two-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch.  9 To 5: The Musical will have its world premiere engagement in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre beginning previews Wednesday, September 3, opening Saturday, September 20, and playing through Sunday, October 19, 2008. 

The production features scenic design by two-time Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by eight-time Tony Award winners Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, sound design by John Shivers, with musical supervision by Stephen Oremus.

When pushed to their boiling point by their boss, Franklin Hart Jr. (Marc Kudisch), Violet Newstead (Allison Janney), the super efficient office manager, Judy Bernly (Stephanie J. Block), a frazzled divorcee, and the sexy executive secretary Doralee Rhodes (Megan Hilty) turn the tables on him.   The trio hatches a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot, and that plan quickly spins wildly and hilariously out of control.  Ms. Parton's original score for 9 To 5: The Musical includes over twenty new songs as well as the Grammy Award winning, Academy Award nominated, and #1 Billboard title song.

For more information visit www.9to5themusical.com


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