Bowersox appeared on "American Idol" during the Fox singing competition show's 2010 season. She was a finalist and ultimately lost to
"Always... Patsy Cline," written by Ted Swindley, is a jukebox musical that features the singer's greatest hits. The show has been performed off-Broadway and at regional theaters. The Broadway production will co-star
The two-character show tells Cline's story through the eyes of a fan, Louise Seger (O'Toole). The musical is expected to open some time in August, with preview performances set for July. Producers pointed out that Cline herself was discovered on a TV talent show, which helped to launch her career as a country singer. She died 50 years ago this month at the age of 30 in a 1963 plane crash.
Bowersox isn't the first "American Idol" alum to star in a Broadway show.