By Robert Simonson
11 Mar 2013
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It's Holly Golightly. But it's not the movie. It's the book.
That was the prevailing message from the cast and creatives of the current Broadway debut of Breakfast at Tiffany's, a new stage adaptation of the famous 1958 Truman Capote novella by playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain) , and mounted by the English director Sean Mathias. This is not Mathias' first experience staging the Capote piece, which tells of a mysterious, glamorous young escort who fascinates Fred, the story's narrator, and everyone else around her, with her free-living attitude toward life. In 2009, he directed a completely different version of the story on London's West End. That production, adapted by Samuel Anderson, starred Anna Friel and was poorly received.