Actress Christine Baranski is heading back to the New York stage for a short stint in a special Off-Broadway revival of 1936 musical On Your Toes.

The Good Wife star will appear in seven performances of the refreshed production presented by Encores!, a program which showcases lesser-known musicals as a pared down version of the traditional Broadway production.

Baranksi says, "Being in a rehearsal room and watching all of these top-of-the-line dancers is the best. It feels like summer camp."

The show's director and choreographer Warren Carlyle heaped praise on the two-time Tony winner, crediting her "wonderful energy" and "comedic instincts" for making her a natural choice for the lead role.

On Your Toes opens at the New York City Center on 8 May (13).