July 29, 2009 / 7:50 PM / in 8 years

The work day is over for Broadway musical "9 to 5"

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - 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.

<p>Dolly Parton (2nd R) performs with the cast of "9 to 5: The Musical" Megan Hilty (L), Allison Janney and Stephanie J. Block (R) during the 63rd annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York, June 7, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

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

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