46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Based on the hit 1980 film, which starred Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and the stage show’s composer/lyricist Dolly Parton, the Broadway musical adaptation follows three very different women all employed by mega-company Consolidated. The three women are Violet Newstead, a strong-willed longtime employee frequently passed over for promotion because of her gender, Judy Bernly, a mousy divorcee entering the workforce for the first time, and Doralee Rhodes, a sexy, sassy Southern spitfire frequently misunderstood by her coworkers. The trio are at the mercy of manipulative misogynist boss Franklin Hart Jr., who is better at sexually harassing his secretary than running a business. When Violet, Judy and Doralee have finally had enough, they concoct a half-cocked plan to kidnap Hart and hold him hostage in his own home while they get the ultimate revenge. But will their plot work? And can a team of secretaries really get ahead in the impenetrable boy’s club that is 9 to 5’s office hell?