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9 to 5
is the only musical to have been nominated for 15 Drama Desk Awards
, in a single year. A hilarious musical, it has also been nominated for a Grammy
and four Tony Awards
. It is based on a 1980 movie, Nine to Five
, which attained a cult status. Patricia Resnick is the author of the book on which this musical is based. She, along with Colin Higgins, co-wrote the original screenplay whereas Higgins also directed the movie. The famous, Dolly Parton, who has given the music and lyrics for this musical, also acted in that movie. In fact, it was her silver screen debut.
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9 to 5, the movie was a comedy, starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman. The story revolved around three working women, who were working for a sexist, male chauvinist, autocratic, egotistical, and a lying boss. The trio fantasizes about getting even with their snobbish boss. The film was such a hit that it made $4million in its opening weekend, in the US alone. Today, it is rated as the 20th highest money making comedy. It was later made into a television series, and a Broadway musical. The film’s theme song, “9 to 5” was a chartbuster of the decade. It wouldn’t be wrong to suggest that this song alone made Dolly Parton a household name. Certified platinum by the RIAA, the song won two Grammy Awards, amongst many other nominations and wins.
The musical comedy, 9 to 5, made its debut in September 2008 at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California. Its immediate success took it to Broadway, where it was first performed on April 30, 2009. Set in the backdrop of Rolodex era, it’s a comedy involving revenge and friendship, amongst three unlikely friends. The trio realizes their true potential as ladies that there is nothing they cannot achieve, even in a male-dominated society. The three are in the habit of getting even and getting credit. The musical is a bit romantic, thought-provoking and outrageous.
This hilarious musical is directed by Joe Mantello, with production design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Peter Nigrini, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Jules Fisher, costume design by William Ivey Long, scenic design by Scott Pask and choreography done by Andy Blankenbuehler. On its first night at the Broadway, the show was performed by Allison Janney (playing Violet Newstead), Marc Kudisch (playing Franklin Hart, Jr.), Megan Hilty (playing Doralee Rhodes), and Stephanie J. Block (playing Judy Bernly). Its Broadway days ended on September 6, 2009. However, due to its popular appeal, its National Tour started in September 2010, which continues to date.
The national tour made its debut on September 21, 2010, at the Tennessee Arts Center, Nashville, Tennessee. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun, who is also the choreographer, along with Lisa Jones. The beautifully made costumes are by costume designer William Ivey Long, and Ken Foy is the scenic designer. The cast includes, Joseph Mahowald, who plays, Franklin Hart, Jr.; Diana DeGarmo plays Doralee Rhodes; Mamie Parris plays Judy Bernly, and Three times Tony Awards nominated Dee Hoty, plays the role of Violet Newstead.
Some of the musical masterpieces created by Dolly Parton in 9 to 5 are, “9 to 5”, “Shine Like the Sun”, “Heart to Hart”, “Joy to the Girls”, “Potion Notion”, “Cowgirl’s Revenge”, “The Dance of Death”, “Backwoods Barbie”, “I Just Might”, “Here for You”, “Around Here”, “One of the Boys”, “Get Out and Stay Out, “Let Love Grow”, “Change It”, “Entr’acte – Orchestra”, and “Finale: 9 to 5 – Company”.
Writing for The Guardian, Ed Pilkington, a critic, classified the stage adaptation of the movie as “a triumph”. Furthermore, while commenting on the creative skills of Dolly Parton as “the real star of the show”, he adds, “She is not on stage, but her presence fills it. She has composed a set of songs, accompanied with her own lyrics, that complement the original song. The greatest triumph of the night was that the film has been reinvented as a musical so successfully. It seemed improbable, given the cult status of the movie, but the stage show has met it and raised it, rather than being its pale imitation.
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