S. Epatha Merkerson by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com S. Epatha Merkerson by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com

S. Epatha Merkerson will return to Broadway in a Manhattan Theatre Club revival of the William Inge drama Come Back, Little Sheba, previewing Jan. 3, 2008, and then opening Jan. 24. Per the AP, Merkerson will star as lonely housewife Lola, a role that in the original 1950 production garnered Shirley Booth a Tony (and then an Oscar, for the film adaptation).