|Posted on May 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM|
ZOOEY DESCHANEL TO PLAY LORETTA LYNN IN BROADWAY MUSICAL: It was announced tonight from the stage of the iconic Ryman Auditorium by LORETTA LYNN that actress Zooey Deschanel will play the lead role in the Broadway musical of Coal Miner's Daughter. Tonight the two did a duet on "Coal Miner's Daughter" as they closed out the Grand Ole Opry Country Classic show in Nashville, TN. Yesterday Loretta and Zooey met in Nashville for a photo shoot and talked before the big announcement tonight. Casting is underway now for the other roles in this musical that will debut next year; stayed tuned for the next chapter of the Coal Miner's Daughter: A song, album, book, movie and now a Broadway musical!