Dolly Parton’s Life Story is Headed to Broadway

A new musical and a new line of wines to go with it? Well ‘hello, Dolly’ indeed

It won’t mark the first time a “Dolly” has made it big on the sacred stages of NYC’s famed theatre district (hello, Carol Channing) and not even the first time Dolly Parton has had her hands in a Broadway show either (hello, 9 to 5: The Musical.)

But it will mark the first time the global icon’s life story will be the focus of a musical on the “Great White Way.”

The legendary Dolly Parton, courtesy Dolly Parton
photo: Jim Wright

From the stage of the CMA Fest in Nashville, Parton just announced that she will partner with ATG Productions to bring a new musical inspired by her life and trailblazing career titled Hello, I’m Dolly to Broadway in 2026. 

Produced by Parton, Adam Speers for ATG Productions, and Danny Nozell for CTK Enterprises, the new musical borrows its title from the name of Parton’s first studio album released in 1967. Hello, I’m Dolly will feature a score by Parton that will include some of her biggest hits as well as new songs she has written especially for the musical, and a book by Parton and Maria S. Schlatter. Additional members of the creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. 

Parton told the folks in attendance, “Hello, I’m Dolly, and I lived my whole life to see this show on stage. I’ve written many original songs for the show and included all your favorites in it as well. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll clap, you’ll stomp, it truly is a Grand Ol’ Opera. Pun and fun intended. Don’t miss it!”

Adam Speers said, “I first had the pleasure of working with Dolly Parton in 2019 when she trusted us to develop a new version of her musical 9 to 5 for London’s West End. I had always heard she wanted to do a musical based on her life, so when she asked if I would be interested in producing it, I was bowled over. As the world knows, Dolly is a magical blend of talent, hard work, intelligence, charm, wit, and a gigantically big heart. I’m thrilled we’re going to bring her inspiring story to Broadway.”

And if you think a new Broadway musical is enough, trust that Dolly didn’t. In addition to revealing her big theatre news, Dolly also announced a brand new line of wines, a first for the icon.

Dolly Parton poses with a bottle of Chardonnay from her new line of wines | photo: Emily Dorio

Yes, now you can drink with Dolly… sort of. In collaboration with Parton Family Cellars and one of the largest wine companies, the initial Dolly Wines range features three varietals including Chardonnay, Rosé and Prosecco, with a fourth varietal, Sparkling, launching in Australia in September 2024 under the Dolly Parton label. The Rosé and Prosecco will be released in Fall 2024 to retailers across the United Kingdom.

Dolly’s first wine to be released, Dolly Wines California Chardonnay 2023, will go on sale in the United States to leading retailers in July. Starting today, it is exclusively available for pre-sale through Vivino on The crisp Chardonnay offers a blend of white peach, sweet cream, and toasty oak for a perfectly balanced sweetness.

The beloved entertainer is known for bringing people together, and each bottle invites wine lovers and music fans alike into Dolly’s world. Dolly was involved in every step of the winemaking process, offering her input on taste, look and feel to ensure each bottle perfectly represents the magic that Dolly brings to the world.

“We are beyond excited to bring Dolly Wines to the world,” Accolade Wines Chief Marketing Officer, Sandy Mayo said. “Dolly herself was involved in all aspects of each wine, and we think they capture her captivating sense of fun and sparkle perfectly. Like the lady herself, we think everyone, everywhere will love it. Go ahead, pour yourself a cup of ambition!”

Don’t mind if we do!

For more information on Dolly’s new musical, click HERE. To stay up-to-date on her wines, click HERE.