9 to 5: The Musical Will Play Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta and Indy


Dolly Parton’s Broadway musical 9 to 5, which will launch the week of Sept. 20 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, has announced several more stops to hit in the road: Chicago, Atlanta and Indy.

A complete list of tour dates has not yet been revealed. Casting and creative team have not been announced.

9 to 5: The Musical will appear at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre (presented by Theater of the Stars) Sept 28-Oct 3; Clowes Hall in Indianapolis, IN, Jan. 11-16, 2011; and Broadway in Chicago’s series (no venue assigned yet) Jan. 18-31, 2011.

via Playbill

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Andy Karl to join Wicked in Broadway as new Fiyero


Andy Karl will join the cast of Wicked in Broadway as the lovely Fiyero. He will start performances on February 2, 2010, with Kevin Kern playing his final performance as Fiyero on January 31.

Karl made his Broadway debut in Saturday Night Fever playing the role of Joey and covering the leading role of Tony Manero. He’s best known for playing homeboy Luke in the original cast of the off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz, UPS guy Kyle in Legally Blonde (opposite wife Orfeh) and Joey, Allison Janney’s office romance, in last season’s 9 to 5.

via Broadway.com

Misbehavin’, Hair, 9 to 5, Shrek and West Side Story Nominated for the Grammy


Nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Dec. 2.

For Best Musical Show Album category this are the nominees: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hair, 9 to 5 The Musical, Shrek The Musical and West Side Story.

The complete list of nominees in the Best Musical Show Album category follow:

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Robert Sher, producer (Various, composer; Various, lyricist) (30th Anniversary Cast Recording With Ruben Studdard, Frenchie Davis & Others) [Rhino] Hair Noah Cornman, Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss & Steve Norman, producers (Galt MacDermot, composer; James Rado & Gerome Ragni, lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel & Others) [Razor & Tie Entertainment/Ghostlight Records]

9 To 5 The Musical Frank Filipetti, Stephen Oremus and Dolly Parton, producers; Dolly Parton, composer; Dolly Parton, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty & Others) [Dolly Records/Artist2Market Distribution]

Shrek The Musical Peter Hylenski & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Brian d’Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others) [Decca Broadway]

West Side Story David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others) [Masterworks Broadway]

CBS will broadcast the event live from 8-11:30 PM ET. For a complete list of Grammy nominees, visit www.grammy.com.

9 to 5: The Musical Last Performance on Broadway


9 To 5: The Musical has played yesterday its final Broadway performance. After following 24 previews and 148 performances the comedy musical that had opened the Marriott Marquis Theatre  on April 30, 2009  and starring four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, and two-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch has finally came to an end.

An extensive national tour of 9 To 5: The Musical will launch the week of September 20, 2010 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.

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. With direction by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreography by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, 9 To 5: The Musical has a book by Patricia Resnick, based on her original story and screenplay for the smash 1980 film comedy.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience on my first Broadway show,” said Dolly Parton. “I’ve had the privilege of working with an amazing group of people who have become like family to me. I can’t wait for this show to hit the road so people across the country can see why I’m so proud of everyone involved. And I’m so pleased that we’ll be opening the tour in Nashville. Great things happen in Nashville.”

9 to 5 Closing on Broadway


I just spoted over Broadwayworld that Broadway production of 9 To 5: The Musical is due to close on Sunday, September 6, 2009, producers announced. After 24 previews and 148 performances. 9 To 5: The Musical that currently plays at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) and starring four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, and two-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch will change schedule on an extensive national tour.

9 To 5: The Musical National Tour will launch the week of September 20, 2010 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.

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. With direction by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreography by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, 9 To 5: The Musical has a book by Patricia Resnick, based on her original story and screenplay for the smash 1980 film comedy

9 to 5: The Musical Cast Recording


Broadway production “9 to 5” has recently announced the release of  Original Musical Cast Recording – now available on iTunes. Featuring Stephanie J. Block, Allison Janney and Megan Hilty as top performers, this new score portrays multiple Grammy Award®-winning songwriter Dolly Parton’s music in 18 original tracks for the  musical “9to5”.

9 to 5 is now showing in Broadway with Tony Award®-winning director Joe Mantello (WICKEDAssassinsTake Me Out), and Tony Award®-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights).

It takes on a story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era, with a book by Patricia Resnick, co-writer of the original screenplay, and music direction by Stephen Oremus.

Track List for 9 to 5: The Musical Cast Recording
1. “Nine to Five” Allison Janney, Charlie Pollock, Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, ensemble
2. “Around Here” Allison Janney and ensemble
3. “Here for You” Marc Kudisch
4. “I Just Might” Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, and Stephanie J. Block
5. “Backwoods Barbie” Megan Hilty and ensemble
6. “The Dance of Death” Marc Kudisch, Stephanie J. Block and ensemble
7. “Cowgirl’s Revenge” Marc Kudisch, Megan Hilty and ensemble
8. “Potion Notion” Marc Kudisch, Allison Janney and ensemble
9. “Joy to the Girls” Allison Janney, Marc Kudisch, Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, and ensemble
10. “Heart to Hart” Kathy Fitzgerald and ensemble
11. “Shine Like the Sun” Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, and ensemble
12. “One of the Boys” Allison Janney and Men’s ensemble
13. “5 to 9” Kathy Fitzgerald
14. “Always a Woman” Marc Kudisch and Men’s ensemble
15. “Change It” Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, and ensemble
16. “Let Love Grow” Allison Janney and Andy Karl
17. “Get Out and Stay Out” Stephanie J. Block
18. “Nine to Five (Finale)” The Company