The Irish actress and the Skyfall star will make their debuts on the Great White Way in a new production of Arthur Miller's acclaimed 1953 drama about the Salem Witch Trials.

Ronan will play witch accuser Abigail Williams, with Whishaw as her older ex-lover John Proctor. Broadway veterans Sophie Okonedo and Ciaran Hinds will also appear in the show.

The original production of The Crucible won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1953, and was revived in 2002 with a star-studded cast featuring Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Kristen Bell and Jennifer Carpenter.

The latest revival is slated to begin a limited five-month engagement in February (16).