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Patricia Resnick

Birth Place: Miami, FL

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Ms. Resnick has enjoyed a successful and varied career in film, television and theatre. She wrote the original screenplay for the film 9 to 5, a comedy classic. Under the tutelage of her mentor Robert Altman, she co-authored A Wedding (British Academy Award and Writer's Guild nominations) and Quintet, starring Paul Newman. Other films include Maxie (Glenn Close) and Straight Talk, which reunited her with Dolly Parton. She has written numerous pilots and films for television, most recently The Battle of Mary Kay starring Shirley MacLaine and Parker Posey who both gave Golden Globe-nominated performances. She wrote (Cable Ace Award) and directed (Ace nomination) a short film, Grandpa's Funeral. She is currently executive producer and head writer of a 26-episode series based on Caldecott Honor's children's book "Olivia" for the Nick Jr. network, to air in 2009. Her theatre work includes sketches for Lily Tomlin's first one-woman Broadway show, Appearing Nightly, and a stage musical adaptation of her own PBS movie, Ladies in Waiting, which originated at the Woodstock (Illinois) Summer Playhouse and later moved to the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. Ms. Resnick resides in Los Angeles with her two children, three dogs, two cats, some fish and any strays who happen to wander in.

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Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

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Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Lyric Arts

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a dynamic musical comedy that pulsates with energy, centering on three female colleagues who band together to confront their chauvinistic and self-centered boss. Set against the backdrop of the 1970s, the narrative follows Violet, Doralee, and Judy as they navigate the complexities of workplace dynamics, personal challenges, and the unlikely bond that forms between them.

Review: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

9 to 5:  The Musical is a theatre piece based on the 1980 hit film, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick.  It is now on stage at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre.

9 TO 5 Comes to Slippery Rock University Theatre This Month

9 TO 5 comes to Slippery Rock University Theatre this month. Performances of '9 to 5' will be April 19 and 20 at 7:30pm; April 21 at 2pm in the Performing Arts Center, Miller Theater.

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Comes to Lakewood Theatre Company

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: the Musical will open at Lakewood Theatre Company April 26 and continues through June 9, 2024.

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Hits Town And Country Players Next Month

Join Town and Country Players for a laugh-inducing, toe-tapping performance of 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, marking a special season led entirely by female directors and producers. Enjoy this empowering story of friendship, revenge, and a little romance in the late 1970s Rolodex era.

Photos: The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL

The Grand Prairie Arts Council will present 9 to 5: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, and direction by Araceli Radillo. See photos from the production. 

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Comes to The Grand Prairie Arts Council

The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents 9 to 5: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, and direction by Araceli Radillo. The show runs March 15 - 24 at the Uptown Theater at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. 

Dolly Parton Wants to Find Actors to Play 'Dolly' in Upcoming Broadway Musical 'Through Different Means'

According to an interview with People Magazine, Dolly Parton says she wants to find actors to play herself in the musical based on her life through 'different means.'

Nashville Rep's Season-Opening 9 to 5: The Musical Kicks Off An Eagerly Anticipated Slate of Theater

Baker’s superb direction brings all the various moving parts of this huge production together to deliver a gratifyingly heartfelt paean to the millions of working women (and men) who inspired the screenplay and musical book by Patricia Resnick. Baker’s vision for the piece, in concert with her team of collaborators, delivers a production of 9 to 5: The Musical that is delightfully fresh and new, eschewing the tendency of some directors to offer a rehash of what’s already been seen on Broadway, on tour or in regional theater.

9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL at TexARTS - Kam and James Morris Theatre

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Review: 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL at TexARTS is a celebration of female empowerment!

9 to 5, The Musical at TexARTS is a delightful and empowering theatrical experience that captivates, inspires, and uplifts. With stellar performances, engaging storytelling, and memorable musical numbers, it stands as a testament to the enduring power of friendship and the strength that arises when individuals unite to overcome adversity. A must-see for theater enthusiasts of all ages, this musical will leave you with a smile on your face and a newfound belief in the power of women.

BWW Q&A: Kim Schafer of 9 to 5 The Musical at TexARTS Association

Kimberly Schafer is an Award Winning Director, Choreographer and Educator. She received her Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University and her Masters in Theatre Education/Directing from Catholic University. Recently, she was selected to be a member of the International Dance Council CID.

Review: 9 TO 5 - THE MUSICAL at Titusville Playhouse

In 1979, the office was a very different place than it is today. Secretarial pools, typewriters, and carbon copy memos were regular fixtures as was, unfortunately, blatant misogyny and sexism in the workplace. Thankfully, we have grown and evolved as a society since then, but sometimes looking back on those times can give us perspective on our current world, and can, in fact, be quite entertaining as well. That’s certainly the case with Titusville Playhouse’s 59th season opener, 9 TO 5 – THE MUSICAL, an energetic and funny adaptation of the classic film.

BWW Review: Wacky, Wickedly Funny, and Wonderful, MSMT's All-Star Cast Romps in 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

Maine State Music Theatre’s new production of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL with Dolly Parton’s pulsating score is a high energy, hilarious madcap misadventure that somehow also manages to ring uncannily true. Both a period piece and a contemporary one, this tale of women in the workplace is propelled by zany humor, but also fueled by the empathetic characters at its core. The trio of women embattled with their narcissistic boss are - as Parton, herself, phrased it “just a step on the boss man's ladder” - and yet they sing and dance their way into our hearts in an evening filled with laughter and warmth.

Review: 9 TO 5 at Downtown Cabaret Theatre

On Friday, June 16, I had the pleasure of seeing a phenomenal performance of 9 TO 5, the musical, at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT.  I joined the opening night packed house in tremendously enjoying this production!  With book by Patricia Resnick and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this show, based on the movie, while comedic, also addresses the important issues of sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace, how both can take on various forms, and both can be devastating and infuriating to those who are subject to them.  This entire cast is spectacular in the way they perform their roles, under the direction of Andrea Pane, choreography of Christina Ronquillo, and musical direction of Zachary Kampler.

POTUS, 9 TO 5, and More Set For Virginia Repertory Theatre's 2023-24 Season

Virginia Repertory Theatre has announced the musicals, plays and special presentations for its 2023-2024 Signature Season at the November Theatre downtown, the Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern, the Children’s Season at the Virginia Rep Center for Arts and Education as well as the Theatre Gym studio space.

Duluth Playhouse Reveals 2023-2024 Main Stage Season

Duluth Playhouse has announced their 2023-2024 Main Stage season, a thrilling combination of beloved classics and remarkable new productions. Through the power of live theatre, audiences will be transported to another time and place as they laugh, share a tender moment, and create new memories that will last a lifetime.

NKU Announces On-Tour Theatre Season

Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts is excited to announce its upcoming 2023-24 Theatre and Dance season. With the Fine Arts Center set to undergo major renovations to its theatre spaces, SOTA is taking its productions on tour to various locations, including the NKU Digitorium and The Carnegie, offering theatergoers the chance to experience these shows like never before.

9 TO 5 Will Have its Korean Premiere in DIMF

Daegu International Musical Festival (DIMF) will open with '9 to 5 The Musical' for its 17th Festival.

Lakewood Theatre Company Announces 2023-24 Season of Plays

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 71st season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door Stage beginning July 14, 2023.  


How many shows has Patricia Resnick written?

Patricia Resnick has written 2 shows including Ladies in Waiting (Bookwriter), 9 to 5: The Musical (Bookwriter).

What awards has Patricia Resnick been nominated for?

Patricia Resnick has been nominated for the Outstanding Book of a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for "9 to 5".

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