By Kate Ward
Updated March 30, 2010 at 05:19 PM EDT

Attention Trekkies: A Life in the Theatre announced today that Patrick Stewart will star in the Broadway premiere of the David Mamet show. Stewart will play Robert, an older actor who befriends a newcomer. The last time Stewart appeared on Broadway — in 2008’s Macbeth retelling — the actor nabbed a Tony Award nomination. Rehearsals for the show begin August 23. The opening date and theatre are TBA.