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Dolly Parton

 
Birth Place:
Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Bio:
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 19, 1946 (76)

Birth Place: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA

Bio:
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a ... (read complete bio)
 

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Patricia Resnick (Author), Dolly Parton (Music/Lyrics) and Jeff Calhoun (Director) Photo

Patricia Resnick (Author), Dolly Parton (Music/Lyrics) and Jeff Calhoun (Director)

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Natalie McQueen (Doralee Rhodes), Caroline Sheen (Violet Newstead), Amber Davies (Jud Photo

Natalie McQueen (Doralee Rhodes), Caroline Sheen (Violet Newstead), Amber Davies (Judy Bernly), Dolly Parton (Music/Lyrics), Bonnie Langford (Roz Keith) and Brian Conley (Franklin Hart) during the curtain call

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Dolly Parton (Music/Lyrics)

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Dolly Parton (Music/Lyrics) Photo

Dolly Parton (Music/Lyrics)

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Dolly Parton Biography

An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award.

Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy "9 to 5," Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in "Steel Magnolias," "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Rhinestone," and "Straight Talk" followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.


She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012.

Dolly Parton Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score Gold Star
Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lyrics
Dolly Parton, 9 to 5
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Music
Dolly Parton, 9 to 5
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical

Dolly Parton News

9 TO 5 Postponed at The Van Wezel Photo 9 TO 5 Postponed at The Van Wezel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

The tour of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 (May 2-3) has been postponed, and therefore, will no longer be included in the 2022-2023 Season Subscription Series. Patrons who have already reserved 9 to 5 in their 2022-2023 subscription package will be given the option to select another production in its place from the subscriber series or specials.

Dolly Parton Presents Dan Rather with Peabody Career Achievement Award Photo Dolly Parton Presents Dan Rather with Peabody Career Achievement Award
by Michael Major - May 17, 2022

Dan Rather, the award-winning journalist whose career has spanned six decades, has won the Peabody Career Achievement Award.  Dolly Parton presented Rather with the honor this morning via video. Rather, who has interviewed every president since Eisenhower, was the CBS national evening news anchor from 1981-2006.

BWW Review: Leslee Warren Performs Eye-Opening ME MYSELF & EYE: SONGS FROM A NEARSIGH Photo BWW Review: Leslee Warren Performs Eye-Opening ME MYSELF & EYE: SONGS FROM A NEARSIGHTED GIRL at Pangea
by Stephen Mosher - May 16, 2022

Reviving her hit show from 2018, Leslee Warren proves that good things only get better with time.

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 Delights Edmonton Photo BWW Review: 9 TO 5 Delights Edmonton
by Sarah Dussome - May 16, 2022

Judy, Violet, and Doralee dream of revenge on their lying, sexist, egotistical boss. Between being accosted with his crude comments, constantly referred to as 'girls,' and being forced to maintain spartan workspaces, the women are through with being treated as inferior and are determined to get the working conditions they deserve.

Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland Photo Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.

Carrie Underwood Announces 'The Denim & Rhinestones Tour' Dates Photo Carrie Underwood Announces 'The Denim & Rhinestones Tour' Dates
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

The new tour will kick off on October 15 in Greenville, SC, making stops in 43 U.S. cities including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena before concluding in Seattle, WA on March 17.  Underwood will be joined on THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR by special guest Jimmie Allen on all dates.

Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus & More Join NBC Fall Programming Slate Photo Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus & More Join NBC Fall Programming Slate
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

Dolly Parton will headline the musical film “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.” NBC’s New Year’s Eve celebration is back as Miley Cyrus continues the newest holiday tradition with the return of “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party,” joining favorites “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” “The National Dog Show” and “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.'

Michael Feinstein, Nicole Henry & More Announced as Celebrity Mentors for Songbook Ac Photo Michael Feinstein, Nicole Henry & More Announced as Celebrity Mentors for Songbook Academy 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

A roster of Broadway performers and top jazz artists will join Michael Feinstein as professional mentors at this year’s Songbook Academy summer intensive, the nation’s leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center to Stage GREASE Photo Axelrod Performing Arts Center to Stage GREASE
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents the musical Grease for three weeks, June 3-19 at the Vogel Auditorium. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the musical’s Broadway opening, this production of Grease is directed and choreographed by Lisa Stevens, whose resume includes the revivals of Chicago on Broadway and the West End and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical. 

Photos: See Heidi Blickenstaff & More in Rehearsals for the World Premiere of MAY WE  Photo Photos: See Heidi Blickenstaff & More in Rehearsals for the World Premiere of MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNTRY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

The complete cast has been announced, and rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of the highly-anticipated May We All: A New Country Musical. The musical will have its world premiere engagement at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN June 7 - July 17, 2022  with opening night set for Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Dolly Parton Videos

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Broadway Dream Roles on COLBERT VideoVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Broadway Dream Roles on COLBERT
by Michael Major - Mar 30, 2022

Kristin Chenoweth has revealed her musical theatre dream roles. Chenoweth's selections included playing the Emcee in an all-female production of Cabaret, alongside Ariana DeBose or Beanie Feldstein as Sally Bowles, a Dolly Parton biopic written by Parton herself, and a musical version of Pushing Daisies.

VIDEO: Watch the Australian Cast of 9 TO 5 Perform the Title Song VideoVIDEO: Watch the Australian Cast of 9 TO 5 Perform the Title Song
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 6, 2022

It was announced today that Global Superstar Dolly Parton’s smash-hit West End musical 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL will play at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, from 10 July this year. Internationally acclaimed and loved by audiences and critics alike, 9 TO 5 is pure gold carat fun. The waitlist is now open. Be first in line to buy tickets ahead of the general public on 11 February.

VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Tributes Mother's Day With 'Light of a Clear Blue Morning' on SATU VideoVIDEO: Miley Cyrus Tributes Mother's Day With 'Light of a Clear Blue Morning' on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2021

Last night, Miley Cyrus was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. To open the show, Cyrus performed a tribute to mothers in honor of Mother's Day. 

VIDEO: Ashley Spencer and Kara Lindsay Soundcheck For Tonight's Concert With Seth Rud VideoVIDEO: Ashley Spencer and Kara Lindsay Soundcheck For Tonight's Concert With Seth Rudetsky; Get Tickets Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2021

Tonight, Ashley Spencer and special guest Kara Lindsay will perform a concert as part of The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky. It was also recently announced that Jeremy Jordan will join the concert as well.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for DOLLY PARTON: A MUSICARES TRIBUTE on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for DOLLY PARTON: A MUSICARES TRIBUTE on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2021

In a star-studded evening of music and memories, a community of iconic performers honor Dolly Parton as the MusiCares Person of the Year.

VIDEO: STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 Documentary Celebrates International Women's Day With New VideoVIDEO: STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 Documentary Celebrates International Women's Day With New Clip, Featuring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2021

When the highest-grossing comedy, '9 to 5,' starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman and Lily Tomlin, exploded on the cinema screens in 1980, the laughs hid a serious message about women in the office.

BWW Exclusive: Rita Moreno Champions the Women's Movement in New Documentary STILL WO VideoBWW Exclusive: Rita Moreno Champions the Women's Movement in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2021

Moreno starred on the short-lived '9 to 5' television series in 1982 and 1983. She played Violet Newstead, the character originated in the movie by Lily Tomlin and eventually played on Broadway by Allison Janney.

BWW Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Cultural Impact in New Documentary STILL WORKING  VideoBWW Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Cultural Impact in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2021

'It validated [women's] thoughts that it ain't fair. It ain't fitting. As good workers, they shouldn't be treated that way,' Fonda says of '9 to 5,' which she starred in alongside Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. 

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan and Jessica Lowndes Perform Their New Song, 'Alive'! VideoVIDEO: Jeremy Jordan and Jessica Lowndes Perform Their New Song, 'Alive'!
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2021

Jessica Lowndes and Jeremy Jordan have collaborated on a new song called Alive. The song is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. Jordan and Lowndes also created a video of them performing the song, together from different locations.

BWW Exclusive: Allison Janney Respects Women Who Paved the Way in New Documentary STI VideoBWW Exclusive: Allison Janney Respects Women Who Paved the Way in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2021

n the documentary, she will tell exclusive stories about her time onstage in that production — including one about what happened the day Marc Kudisch (the actor playing Mr. Hart) fell into the pit without a cushion underneath him.


Dolly Parton Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Dolly Parton written?
Dolly Parton has written 1 shows including 9 to 5: The Musical (Composer).

What awards has Dolly Parton been nominated for?
Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for 9 to 5: The Musical , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for 9 to 5 Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for 9 to 5 and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for 9 to 5: The Musical .

What awards has Dolly Parton won?
Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for 9 to 5: The Musical.