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Crystal Bowersox has landed a plum role on Broadway.  Producers of the musical "Always... Patsy Cline" have announced the season nine "American Idol" runner-up to play the country music legend in a summer production in New York. 

The musical features 27 hits from Cline who died tragically, 50 years ago this year, in a 1963 plane crash at the age of 30.  Performances are expected to begin in July with an eye toward an official opening in August. 

Bowersox landed the runnerup position behind "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze on the singing competition's ninth season in 2010.  She is out promoting her new CD, "All That For This."

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