07/01/2009 at 07:00 AM EDT
No sooner does T.R. Knight strip off his Grey's Anatomy
scrubs than the former George O'Malley has landed his next gig – on Broadway.
The actor, who announced
from the ABC hit last month, is set to star in a revival of playwright Ken Ludwig's 1989 farce, Lend Me a Tenor
, likely to open on the Great White Way in February 2010, reports Variety
The production will be further distinguished in that its director will be a first timer, actor Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada
and the upcoming Julie & Julia
, also starring Meryl Streep).
Lend Me a Tenor
involves a catastrophic production of the opera Otello
. The role Knight, 36, will play, Max, was originated on Broadway by future Alias
star Victor Garber, who earned a Tony nomination for it.
On Tuesday came the announcement
of another star heading to Broadway: Jude Law
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