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Christine Baranski to Play Cleopatra Off-Bway?

Christine Baranski's next stage role may be none other than the Queen of the Nile.

The two-time Tony Award-winner, most recently seen in the title role of Mame at the Kennedy Center, stated in a Time Out New York interview that "I'm supposed to do Antony and Cleopatra with Theatre for a New Audience, but that's not for a while."

No other information has been announced.

Baranski is a two-time Tony winner for her work in The Real Thing and Rumors, and has also appeared on Broadway in The House of Blue Leaves, Hurlyburly and Nick and Nora, among others. In addition to Mame, her work at the Kennedy Center includes Sweeney Todd, for which she won a Helen Hayes Award as Mrs. Lovett.  Best known to TV audiences for her work on "Cybill," Baranski's screen credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Cruel Intentions, The Birdcage, Jeffrey, Addams Family Values, Reversal of Fortune and Chicago, in which she played Mary Sunshine.

Theatre for a New Audience's 2006-2007 season will also include The Merchant of Venice and The Jew of Malta (with both classics, in repertory, headlined by F. Murray Abraham), as well as Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Dickens' Oliver Twist.

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