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Sienna Miller replaces Emma Stone in Broadway's Cabaret

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Image caption Sienna Miller will play the role of nightclub singer Sally Bowles

Sienna Miller is set to return to Broadway, playing nightclub singer Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret.

The British actress will replace Hollywood star Emma Stone, who took over the role last November.

Miller who currently co-stars in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, previously appeared on Broadway in 2009, with a non-singing role in After Miss Julie.

The 33-year-old actress will replace Stone from 17 February until 29 March at New York's Studio 54 .

Based in 1930s Germany Cabaret follows a novelist from America named Cliff Bradshaw who falls in love with Sally, a singer from the seedy Kit Kat Klub.

The musical made its debut on Broadway in 1966 with songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb. It was made into an Oscar-winning film of the same name starring Liza Minnelli in 1972.

The Broadway show and the 1972 film are both based on a 1951 Broadway play, I Am a Camera, which, in turn, was based on Christopher Isherwood's book, Goodbye to Berlin.

Other actresses to have played Bowles include Jill Haworth, Gina Gershon, Natasha Richardson, Alyson Reed and Judi Dench.

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Image caption Alan Cumming stars in the musical Cabaret as the devilish Emcee

Co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, and produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, the revival of the original musical was first shown on Broadway in 1998 and ran for just under six years.

The musical won four Tony Awards, including best musical revival, lead actor for Alan Cumming's role as the devilish Emcee, lead actress for Natasha Richardson and featured actor for Ron Rifkin.

The most recent Broadway run, which opened in April last year, saw Michelle Williams playing the role of Bowles, before Stone succeeded her.

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