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Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage takes off-Broadway lead

Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones and Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black Image copyright TV company
Image caption Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling will play Rakitin and Natalya in A Month in the Country

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of A Month in the Country.

The US actors, both of whom are up for Emmy awards next week, will play lovelorn landowners in the off-Broadway production of the Russian classic.

The Classic Stage Company's staging of Ivan Turgenev's play begins its run on 9 January in New York's East Village.

Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, HBO's hit fantasy saga.

The 45-year-old, who has a form of dwarfism, will play Rakitin in the play - a long-suffering admirer of Schilling's Natalya, the bored wife of a wealthy landowner.

Schilling, 30, is best known for her role as Piper Chapman in Orange is the New Black, the popular Netflix comedy drama set in a women's prison.

A Month in the Country is one of a number of star-laden productions planned by the Classic Stage Company, one of New York's most respected theatrical outfits.

Next year will also bring a staging of Shakespeare's Hamlet starring Peter Sarsgaard and a production of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus starring Chris Noth of Sex in the City fame.

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