Actress Christine Baranski is heading back to the New York stage for a short stint in a special Off-Broadway revival of 1936 musical On Your Toes. The Good Wife star will appear in seven performances of the refreshed production presented by Encores!, a program which showcases lesser-known musicals as a pared down version of the traditional Broadway production.
Baranksi says, "Being in a rehearsal room and watching all of these top-of-the-line dancers is the best. It feels like summer camp."
The show's director and choreographer Warren Carlyle heaped praise on the two-time Tony winner, crediting her "wonderful energy" and "comedic instincts" for making her a natural choice for the lead role.
On Your Toes opens at the New York City Center on 8 May (13).
Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin originated at California's La Jolla Playhouse in 2010 and now theatre bosses are to revive the show under a new name for a New York run, beginning later this year (12).
Warren Carlyle has been tapped to direct and choreograph the production, which was created by Christopher Curtis.
Becoming Chaplin will follow the star's life-story but casting has not yet begun.
The screen legend died in 1977.
The holiday production, choreographed by Warren Carlyle - the man behind Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway - has set out on a five-city tour across the U.S. to determine how a "brand-new show with no track record" appeals to audiences, according to producer Jerry Goehring.
Child star-turned-director Peter Billingsley, who played the role of 12-year-old Ralphie Parker in the 1983 classic, also serves as a producer on the project.
The show will end its current run in Chicago, Illinois on 30 December (11), but producers hope to stage the production in New York next year (12).