Breakfast at Tiffany's Ends Brief Broadway Run April 21
21 Apr 2013
Photo by Nathan Johnson
The world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s Breakfast at Tiffany's, based on Truman Capote's novella, plays its final performance April 21 at 3 PM. Upon closing, the production will have played a total of 17 preview and 38 regular performances at Broadway’s Cort Theatre.
Breakfast began previews March 4 and officially opened March 20.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, according to press notes, "is set in New York City in 1943. ‘Fred’, a young writer from Louisiana, meets ‘Holly Golightly’ (Clarke), a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred (Smith). But Fred is poor, and Holly’s other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred – just as her past catches up with her."
The creative team included Tony Award winner Derek McLane (scenic design), three-time Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood (costume design), Tony Award winner Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Wendall K. Harrington (projection design) and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (original music and sound design).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.