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Ewan McGregor to star on Broadway next year

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Ewan McGregor receives the "Donosti" Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kursaal Palace during the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 27, 2012 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Carlos Alvarez

NEW YORK "Star Wars" and "Trainspotting" star Ewan McGregor will make his Broadway debut next year in a revival of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing."

Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday that McGregor will play the unhappily married Henry in the play under the direction of Sam Gold. Previews begin next October at the American Airlines Theatre.

McGregor was last seen on the stage in 2008 in London starring as Iago opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor's Othello at the Donmar Warehouse. He also starred alongside Jane Krakowski, Douglas Hodge and Jenna Russell in the original Donmar Warehouse production of "Guys and Dolls" at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

McGregor will next be seen in John Wells' film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play "August: Osage County" opposite Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.