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Pryce back on Broadway in another con man role

The last time he was on Broadway, nearly 15 years ago, Jonathan Pryce played a manipulating con man in the musical "Miss Saigon" — and won a Tony Award for his performance.

Now, Pryce is coming back to the New York stage to portray a similar if more stylish swindler in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," the musical about a pair of French Riviera scam artists.

Pryce replaces the show's original star, John Lithgow, who leaves the musical Jan. 15. The actor begins performances Jan. 17.

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," which is based on the 1988 movie starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, opened last March. The show's other stars, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott and Joanna Gleason, will continue in the production.