Workin’! `9 to 5′ hits the stage

Sep 22

Megan Hilty (left), Allison Janney (center) and Stephanie J. Block in the world premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles Music Center. The show opened amid a set snafu and abundant celebrity sightings. Photo by Craig Schwartz What a way to make a livin’! Yes, Dolly Parton, one of the world’s supreme...

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The brilliance, literally, of Dolly Parton

Aug 06

There’s no getting around the fact that for more than 40 years now, Dolly Parton has been a bright light of show business. She quickly transcended her beginnings on country radio and corny country TV shows to become a pop icon, movie star and savvy businesswoman. She’s one of the most recognizable women in the world, and the curious thing is that under...

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Broadway says hello, Dolly!

Nov 28

OK, I know this isn’t local, but I’m still excited about it. And it’s in our state and time zone, so technically it’s local. Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles recently announced that it will host the world premiere of 9 to 5, the Broadway-bound musical based on the 1980 movie starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton. Here’s...

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