9 to 5: The Musical is a stage musical with music and lyrics composed and written by Dolly Parton and a book written by the Patricia Resnick, based on the year 1980 movie ‘Nine to Five’. Resnick had co-written the screenplay with the Colin Higgins who is the director of the film, in which Parton had her first screen role. The musical first performed at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in the Los Angeles in Sept., the year 2008 and started on Broadway on Apr., 30th, the year 2009. It was a nominee for 15 Drama Desk Awards, the most received by a production in a single year. It was also nominee for 4 Tony Awards.
The Broadway production closed on Sept., 6th, the year 2009, and a National Tour started in the September the year 2010. The musical initiated the previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept., 9th, the year 2008, legitimately opened on September 20, and ran through October 19. It won 2 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, for Parton for Musical Score and for Andy Blankenbuehler for the Choreography. Following the Los Angeles run, a lawsuit was filed by the estate of Colin Higgins, the film's co-screenwriter and the director, against Higgins' prior attorney, now representing the Resnick, for the musical's failure "to secure Mr. Higgins’s stage rights for the musical project," between other issues.