Work day ends for Broadway musical "9 to 5"

Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:23am EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The working day is over for Dolly Parton's Broadway musical "9 to 5." The show will close on September 6 after a five-month run, its producers said on Wednesday.

They would not comment on why the show was closing on Broadway after 148 performances and 24 previews. The production will start a national tour in late September.

"I couldn't have asked for a better experience on my first Broadway show," seven-time Grammy Award-winning country singer Parton said in a statement of the Tony Award-nominated show, starring Allison Janney and Marc Kudisch.

"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," she added.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Patricia Reaney)

<p>Composer and lyricist Dolly Parton attends the party following the opening night of "9 to 5: The Musical" in Los Angeles September 20, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>