Veteran actor Richard Chamberlain is returning to the New York stage for the first time in 15 years.

The 80-year-old star is joining the cast of a forthcoming Off-Broadway revival of David Rabe's 1971 play Sticks and Bones, a parody of 1950s Tv sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

Chamberlain will portray Father Donald in the dark comedy, about a family experiencing problems following the eldest son's return from the Vietnam War.

Bill Pullman and Holly Hunter have also been cast in the play, which is due to begin its run at the Pershing Square Signature Center in October (14).

Chamberlain last graced the Big Apple stage in a 1999 Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, in which he played Captain von Trapp.