Just a few months after the announcement of a Grey Gardens musical (which opens March 7 Off Broadway) comes another report of a movie-to-music adaptation. This time, however, the movie in question is decidedly more frisky: out doing pre-Oscar press for her Transamerica theme, Dolly Parton has been telling the press that she's working on a musical version of 1980's Nine to Five. According to Parton, the show will star a young, 20-something cast and will be set in the same time period as the movie, so you can stop worrying that the big hair and blue eye shadow will be replaced. Additionally, the musical will feature "more romance than the movie," as well as an expanded set of secondary characters. Parton is writing the music, while Patricia Resnick, who co-wrote the screenplay, will pen the show's book. Though no personnel decisions have yet been made, Tony-winner Joe Mantello (who directed both Wicked and Take Me Out) has been mentioned as a possible director for the show.

Parton expects the show hit Broadway some time in 2007.

[via Newyorkology]
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