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TV stars to hit NY stage

An off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev’s ‘‘A Month in the Country’’ has attracted a star of ‘‘Game of Thrones’’ and another from behind bars. Classic Stage Company said Tuesday that ‘‘Game of Thrones’’ actor Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling from ‘‘Orange Is the New Black’’ will costar as Rakitin and Natalya in the revival, which kicks off Jan. 9. The play, set on a country estate in 1840s Russia, deals with a bored, older, and married woman who falls for a younger man, her son’s tutor, who is idolized by the woman’s vulnerable ward. Meanwhile, the older woman is worshiped by a long-suffering admirer. The company’s other shows this season include William Shakespeare’s ‘‘Hamlet’’ starring Peter Sarsgaard, and Christopher Marlowe’s ‘‘Doctor Faustus,’’ starring Chris Noth. (AP)

Marley musical planned

A musical about Bob Marley that uses the Jamaican reggae icon’s music is in the works for next year. Center Stage in Baltimore said Tuesday it would present the world premiere of ‘‘Marley,’’ written and directed by company artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah. It will run from May 6 to June 14. The show focuses on the years 1975 to 1978, when Marley survived an attempted assassination in Jamaica and went into exile in London. It’s a collaboration between Center Stage and New York’s Public Theater, where Kwei-Armah directed two productions last year. (AP)