Dolly Parton brings bio-musical ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’ to Broadway


Dolly Parton gives Broadway another chance.

The 78-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer announced Thursday from the stage at CMA Fest in Nashville that a biographical musical titled “Hello, I’m Dolly” is in the works for 2026.

The upcoming production is named after her first studio album, which was released in 1967.

According to a rep, “Hello, I’m Dolly” will feature a score created by the country music icon and include notable hits as well as new songs written specifically for the show.

The script will be written by Parton and Emmy winner Maria S. Schlatter, who previously worked on the 2020 TV movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.”

“I have lived my whole life to see this show on stage,” Parton said of the new project. ‘You laugh, you cry, you clap, you stomp, it really is Grand Ol’ Opera. Pun and fun intended. Do not miss it!”

Adam Speers of ATG Productions teams up with Parton to bring her groundbreaking life story to the stage.

Speers said he first worked with the 11-time Grammy winner in 2019 to develop a new version of her “9 to 5” musical for London’s West End.

“I had always heard that she wanted to make a musical based on her life, so when she asked if I would be interested in producing it, I was sold,” Speers said. “As the world knows, Dolly is a magical mix of talent, hard work, intelligence, charm, humor and a huge heart. I am thrilled that we will be bringing her inspiring story to Broadway.”

Additional creative team members and casting for “Hello, I’m Dolly” will be announced at a later date.