Former "American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox is headed to Broadway to play the legendary singer Patsy Cline.
The season nine finalist has been cast as the iconic country singer in the Broadway production of "Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical based on a true story about Cline and featuring her greatest hits.
Bowersox had a brief appearance on ABC's drama "Body of Proof," but this will mark her first time taking her acting and singing skills to Broadway.
"It's like a lifetime achievement thing. I'm really happy about it," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I grew up listening to her music, as most of us have, and I feel a special connection to her. 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 Patsy."
"Always ... Patsy Cline" is slated to open this summer.