"Pounce 10, Paws 3": Producers Seek Cats to Star in Broadway's Breakfast at Tiffany's
07 Feb 2013
Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly
Cats is not returning to Broadway, but felines are being sought in an open call for the world-premiere Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany's, in which a cat plays a supporting role.
The producers of the new play, adapted by Richard Greenberg from the Truman Capote novella, will hold a casting call the week of Feb. 11 to find the perfect cat to take on the iconic role of "Cat." Pet owners may submit a photo and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director Sean Mathias said in a statement, "Holly Golightly's beloved companion, Cat, is one of the most famous felines in all of literature. We will search high and low until we find the perfect animal to take on this role."
Breakfast at Tiffany's begins performances at the Cort Theatre on March 4, and will officially open on March 20.
Set in New York City in 1943, the story focuses on Fred (Smith), a young writer from Louisiana, who meets Holly Golightly (Clarke), "a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl," according to producers. "Everyone falls in love with Holly — including Fred. 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."
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