By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
20 Jun 2013
Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story, The Musical) was attached to direct the production that was announced to begin Broadway previews in July towards an August opening night. Burke-Cohen Entertainment/Jimmy Burke and Jeff Cohen are the producers.
A representative for the musical confirmed to Playbill.com that a lack of available theatres prevented the production from arriving on Broadway this summer as initially planned. Producers hoped to capitalize off Bowersox's draw during the summer tourist months.
The producing team is now anticipating a fall Broadway premiere. Bowersox is currently on tour with dates through mid-August.
The show features 27 chart-topping songs, including such Cline classics as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Back In Baby's Arms." It also features such country classics as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "San Antonio Rose" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky," pop classics like "Bill Bailey," "You Belong To Me," "True Love" and rock 'n' roll classics like "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Stupid Cupid."
The centerpiece of the show is Cline's live concert at the Esquire Ballroom.