Hugh Dancy has been signed up to star opposite Nina Arianda when Venus In Fur hits Broadway.
Producers said the British actor will be in Manhattan Theatre Club's production playing a playwright.
Hugh, married to actress Claire Danes, is a familiar face in the US, with previous appearances on TV shows such as HBO's Elizabeth I and Showtime's The Big C.
Venus In Fur, by David Ives, made its world premiere off-Broadway in January 2010.
In the play, an actress' audition for a new play based on an erotic novel gets emotional and kinky.
But this isn't Hugh's first time treading the boards - he made his Broadway debut in the 2008 Tony-winning revival of Journey's End.
He returned to the New York stage in the 2009 production of The Pride.
Performances begin on October 13 at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre on 47th Street and the show will run until December 18.
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