British-born actress Angela Lansbury will return to Broadway after an absence of 23 years to star in Deuce, a new play by Terence McNally (The Full Monty, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime), according to the New York Post. Lansbury, 81, who has won four Tony Awards for performances in shows including Mame and Sweeney Todd, is best known internationally for her film and television work including Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Murder She Wrote, which ran for 12 years. She will star alongside fellow Tony Award winner and Broadway actress Marian Seldes in the play about two retired women tennis players who once made up a championship doubles team. Directed by Briton Michael Blakemore (Copenhagen, Kiss Me Kate), Deuce begins previews at the Music Box Theatre in April 2007, with opening night scheduled for 6 May 2007. Given the maturity of the leading ladies, it may be too much to hope for a swift West End transfer, but this is surely one worth travelling for – for both theatregoers and tennis fans.