Mikhail Baryshnikov will make his dramatic stage debut in March as - get ready for this - a cockroach.

The dancer and artistic director of American Ballet Theater will star on Broadway in an adaptation of Franz Kafka's existential masterpiece "Metamorphosis," about a man who wakes to discover he has become a giant insect.The five-character, one-act play, adapted and directed by British-born playwright Steven Berkoff, was presented earlier this year in Paris with film director Roman Polanski playing the lead.