Bowersox to play Patsy Cline on Broadway


Crystal Bowersox is set to have an exceptionally busy year.

With a new album to be released sometime in March or April and a tour that will bring her to Toledo March 3, she’s also gearing up for a run on Broadway in "Always... Patsy Cline," in which she will play the lead role of the iconic 1950s country singer.

The play is set to open this summer. The musical’s Web site said it is based on a “true story about the friendship between Patsy and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, which began when they met one night at the Esquire Ballroom outside of Houston. It is complete with down-home humor, true emotion and the story of a relationship that any fan would dream of having with their idol.”

The production includes such Cline hits as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight.” No theater or dates for the Broadway production have been announced.

Bowersox is an Elliston, Ohio, native who was American Idol runner-up in 2010.