Dolly Parton in new musical about Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza

With an estimated net worth of $350 million, there’s not much Dolly Parton can’t have.

But it turns out all the country singer really wants is a Mexican pizza from Taco Bell.

The 76-year-old “Jolene” singer is set to star in a satirical musical about efforts to bring the beloved food back onto the Taco Bell menu – 18 months after it was discontinued by the franchise.

Mexican Pizza: The Musical is slated for release on May 26, and Taco Bell is sharing a Playbill cover on its official Instagram Monday.

But Parton fans don’t need to book a Broadway ticket as the musical is set to stream on TikTok.

Doja Cat, another famous fan of the fast food establishment, will also appear on the show.

It’s currently unclear how many songs will be included in the playful production, which will feature music by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear.

Parton called for bringing Mexican pizza back to Taco Bell during an interview with Insider in January.
Parton called for bringing Mexican pizza back to Taco Bell during an interview with Insider in January.
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Mexican pizza was one of Taco Bell’s most popular products. It first appeared on menus in 1985 before suddenly being discontinued in November 2020.

The move angered millions of foodies across the country – including Parton, who called on the company to shelve the pizza.

“They used to make a little Mexican pizza… I love that,” Parton told Insider in January.

When asked if they should bring it back, the “9 to 5” singer enthusiastically told the publication, “I think they should!”

The new musical appears to have been inspired by Parton’s interview – which caught the attention of Taco Bell execs.

And the queen of country music is so influential that the franchise has agreed to bring Mexican pizza back to stores across the United States.

“Although rumors of the return of Mexican pizza have been circulating for months, this has not yet been publicly confirmed,” Taco Bell shared in its statement last month, revealing that the item will be back starting May 19.

Parton herself is keeping a low profile about the new satirical musical, simply sharing a photo of a script with her five million Instagram fans on Monday.

On Monday, Parton took to Instagram to share a photo of the musical's script.  She has not yet revealed any further details.
On Monday, Parton took to Instagram to share a photo of the musical’s script. She has not yet revealed any further details.
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Many fans initially thought the musical was a hoax, with one person responding to the post, “April Fool’s Day was last month!”

However, the project is indeed real and Parton is busier than ever. Last week, the icon made a guest appearance on Grace and Frankie, and she recently published her own novel, Run, Rose, Run.

Meanwhile, Taco Bell isn’t the first food company to launch a musical. Back in 2019, Six Feet Under star Michael C. Hall appeared in a 45-minute satirical show titled Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical, which took place on the Great White Way.

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