Joey Fatone, one-fifth of hit-making boy band 'N Sync, will make his Broadway debut in the long-running production of "Rent," the New York Times reports. Fatone is due to take on the role of Mark, a s

Joey Fatone, one-fifth of hit-making boy band 'N Sync, will make his Broadway debut in the long-running production of "Rent," the New York Times reports. Fatone is due to take on the role of Mark, a struggling video artist and narrator of the show. His first public performance in the role is scheduled for Aug. 5, and his commitment to the production will last through Dec. 22, according to the paper.

"It's just a cutting edge kind of thing," Fatone told the Times, noting that he also considered auditioning for Disney's Broadway musical "Beauty and the Beast." "It's nice to have a chance to play a character, not just be myself."

While the "Rent" run will be Fatone's first foray on Broadway, it's not his first into acting. He can currently be seen on the silver screen in the supporting role of Angelo in the independent film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." The romantic comedy, which stars Nia Vardalos (who also wrote the script) and John Corbett ("Northern Exposure," "Sex and the City"), saw a 27% increase at the box office over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter, pushing it into 11th place on the weekend's money earning list.

Fatone will also be seen in "The Cooler," which stars William H. Macy and Alec Baldwin, and is due for release later this year. He also starred with fellow 'N Sync member Lance Bass in last year's "On the Line."

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