Susan Boyle Musical to Open in 2012

'I Dreamed a Dream' chronicles singer's rise to fame
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 17, 2011 9:44 AM CDT
Susan Boyle appears on the NBC "Today" television program in New York in this Nov. 23, 2009 file photo.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – Producers say the spectacular rise to fame of singer Susan Boyle is being turned into a stage musical that will tour Britain, the US, and Australia. But if you're hoping to see the internet sensation herself, you're out of luck: Scottish actress Elaine C. Smith has been cast as Boyle. The aptly-named show, I Dreamed a Dream, is due to open March 2012 in Newcastle, before a six-month tour. The show's producer said Boyle's story has "all the qualities of a fairy tale, but with the added bonus of being absolutely true." (Click to read about Boyle's bittersweet take on fame.)

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