S. Epatha Merkerson, who for many years has played the role of a sympathetic but no-nonsense New York City police chief on TV's Law & Order, will be coming to Broadway early next year. Merkerson will star in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of William Inge's play Come Back, Little Sheba. Performances begin at the Biltmore Theatre on January 3, 2008, with an official Broadway opening on January 24.