Sienna Miller is to take over from Emma Stone in 'Cabaret'.

The 'American Sniper' actress will return to Broadway on February 17, where she will portray club singer Sally Bowles opposite Allan Cumming as Emcee in the hit stage production at Studio 54.

Sienna - who previously tread the boards in New York in 2009 production 'After Miss Julie' - will appear in the production until its run ends on 29 March.

The news of the 33-year-old British star's casting comes just a few days after it was announced Emma - who took over the role from Michelle Williams in November - had extended her run in the production by an additional two weeks.

Emma - who is in a relationship with her 'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-star Andrew Garfield - recently spoke of her delight at starring in the production because she has always been ''obsessed'' with it.

She said: ''I've wanted to play Sally Bowles since I was 10, and saw Natasha Richardson in 'Cabaret'.

''I don't think I've ever been so truly obsessed with a character or a story. I can't believe it's actually happening.

''Rob Marshall [co-director with Sam Mendes] said to me that Sally is like 'Hamlet' for women.''

Emma also previously admitted she was terrified of taking on the role.

The 'Birdman' star said: ''I'm scared s***less! But I've wanted to play that part since I was, strangely, nine years old, which is way too young.''