Looks like Broadway audiences will have to wait a little longer than expected for the Broadway bow of the musical Always…Patsy Cline. The show, which was set to star American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox and Oscar nominee Annette O’Toole, has been postponed. The tuner, directed by Tony winner John Rando, about the country singing legend and her biggest fan was originally announced to begin performances in July and open in August.
"Due to the lack of an appropriate theater for the show, Always...Patsy Cline has postponed its summer opening and is looking to open in the fall," a production spokesperson told Broadway.com.
Always…Patsy Cline tells the true story of the friendship that developed between Patsy Cline (Bowersox) and Louise Seger (O'Toole), her most devoted fan. Louise narrates the story of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Afterward, Patsy kept in touch with her number one fan by writing her long hand-written letters until the day she died tragically in a plane crash. She signed the letters “(Love) Always, Patsy Cline."
See Bowersox sing Cline's classic "Crazy" live below.