Crystal Bowersox To Portray Patsy Cline On Broadway

American Idol Crystal Bowersox

American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox has signed on to play country music legend Patsy Cline on Broadway.

“It’s like a lifetime achievement thing,” she said. “I’m really happy about it.”

Crystal will star as the late country star in “Always … Patsy Cline”, which hits Broadway this summer.

“I grew up listening to her music, as most of us have, and I feel a special connection to her,” Crystal told The Hollywood Reporter. “Sadly, she died so young that she didn’t get to experience or really enjoy [her success]. It’s a tragic story and a great play and I’m really honored to be the one they chose to play Pasty.”

This is great new for Crystal and I think she’s very talented, but I must say I find her an interesting choice to play Patsy Cline. But I’ll save my judgements for after the show opens. I might be surprised.

2013 is turning out to be a big year for Crystal as she also is set to release her second album in March.

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