PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Breakfast at Tiffany's Star Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly
By Matthew Blank
Emilia Clarke will star in the world-premiere stage production of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, which will begin Broadway previews March 4, 2013, at the Cort Theatre.
Cory Michael Smith, who currently appears in the Playwrights Horizons staging of The Whale Off-Broadway, will co-star.
Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain, Eastern Standard) adapted Capote's work for the stage. Sean Mathias (Broadway's Indiscretions, Marlene, Dance of Death, The Elephant Man) will direct the production that is set to officially open March 20, 2013.
"The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone — still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember," Greenberg said in a statement. "Capote was a great writer and a natural maker of plots and 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatize."
According to the producer, "Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's 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. 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 includes three-time Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood (costume design), Tony winner Derek McLane (scenic design), Tony Award winner Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Wendall K. Harrington (projections design) and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (music and sound design).
Breakfast at Tiffany's is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno.
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