Although summer plans for Crystal Bowersox to make her Broadway debut opposite Oscar nominee Annette O’Toole in the musical Always…Patsy Cline fell apart, the American Idol alum still has her eye on the Great White Way.
Bowersox, who is touring after the March release of her album All That For This, told The Ann Arbor News how excited she is to play Cline in the bio-musical. “Having to take on the role of someone I adored and loved for the longest time, it's haunting. It's so sad the way she left this place. I'm honored they picked me to play Patsy," Bowersox said. "Going to Broadway, I don't know where that will lead me."
As for Broadway plans for the tuner about the legendary singer, a production spokesperson told Broadway.com, “The project is still happening, but the timeframe is up in the air.”
Always…Patsy Cline, created by Ted Swindley and directed by Tony winner John Rando, features many of Cline's chart-topping hits, including "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces" and "Walkin' After Midnight." It 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."