• Dolly Parton is one of music's biggest icons
  • A tribute show is coming to the stage
  • THIS is what is coming to Broadway

Dolly is always a spectacle no matter which way you cut it. And it was about time Broadway paid her tribute.

With a mix of original tunes and beloved hits, Parton promises a show that will make audiences laugh, cry, and dance in the aisles. Teaming up with Emmy-winning Maria S. Schlatter, this musical is poised to be Broadway's next big hit, showcasing the life and songs of a true country legend.

A Broadway Show Like No Other!

Dolly Parton, the luminary of country music, is all set to take Broadway by storm with her upcoming musical, 'Hello, I’m Dolly.'

The star is writing new songs to go along with some of her past hits and co-writing a stage story inspired by her life – a stage show that she hopes to land on Broadway in 2026.

"I’ve written many original songs for the show and included all your favorites in it as well. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll clap, you’ll stomp, it truly is a Grand Ol’ Opera. Pun and fun intended," she said in a statement

Parton went on to become a national treasure, starring in movies, writing books, earning Grammys, becoming the first country artist to be named MusiCares Person of the Year and donating $1m for coronavirus research.

Imagine the lights dimming and the curtain rising to reveal the sparkling world of Dolly Parton, filled with laughter, tears, and toe-tapping tunes. "It truly is a Grand Ol’ Opera," Dolly quips, promising a show brimming with puns, fun, and her signature charm.

From "9 to 5" to "Jolene," get ready to experience Dolly's chart-topping hits like never before. The musical will feature an array of Parton's classics, ensuring that every fan finds their favorite melody in this Broadway spectacle.

"I’ve written many original songs for the show and included all your favorites in it as well," Parton reveals. The anticipation is building for what is set to be a musical journey through the heart of country music.

Dolly Parton's collaboration with Maria S. Schlatter, the Emmy-winning powerhouse behind Netflix’s "Christmas on the Square," hints at a show that's not only musically rich but also narratively profound.

This dynamic duo is crafting a stage story inspired by Parton's own life - from her humble beginnings to her ascent as a global superstar.

Broadway's Musical Legacy

'Hello, I’m Dolly joins a prestigious lineup of musicals that have brought the stories of music legends to life. Broadway has always had a knack for celebrating icons in a way that's both entertaining and enlightening.

Dolly Parton's foray into this world is not just a tribute to her legacy but also a gift to her fans and musical theatre enthusiasts alike.

In a delightful twist, Dolly Parton shared her hopes for the original cast of the 1980 hit movie '9 to 5' to make a cameo in Jennifer Aniston’s planned remake. "I’m hoping they might find a way to have Lily, Jane, and me come back in," she said, sparking excitement about the potential reunion of this beloved trio.

Parton’s show will be the latest musician bio on Broadway using their songs, joining such recent artists as Neil Diamond, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Carole King and Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

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As 2026 approaches, the buzz around "Hello, I’m Dolly" continues to grow. This musical promises to be a celebration of Dolly Parton's incredible journey, her timeless music, and her indomitable spirit.

Broadway, get ready to welcome a show that's bound to be as dazzling and unforgettable as Dolly Parton herself!