Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's Opens on Broadway; Emilia Clarke Is Holly Golightly
By Kenneth Jones
The world-premiere production of Breakfast at Tiffany's, adapted by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, who drew from Truman Capote's novella, opens on Broadway March 20 in a production starring "Games of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke as enigmatic Holly Golightly. The 1940s New York City-set tale began performances March 4 at the Cort Theatre.
Directed by Sean Mathias, this new take on the Capote novel about a young writer and the woman-child who lives below him in his apartment building, also stars Cory Michael Smith as writer Fred and George Wendt as bartender Joe Bell.
Like the book, the play by Greenberg (Take Me Out, Eastern Standard, The American Plan, Three Days of Rain and the upcoming The Assembled Parties) is set in New York City in 1943. In it, "Fred (played by Smith), 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 cast of Breakfast at Tiffany's also includes Suzanne Bertish, Danny Binstock, Pedro Carmo, Elisabeth Anthony Gray, Murphy Guyer, Eddie Korbich, Paolo Montalban, Kate Cullen Roberts, John Rothman, Tony Torn, Lee Wilkof and James Yaegashi.
Director Mathias helmed Broadway's Indiscretions, Marlene, The Elephant Man (2002) and Dance of Death (2001). Read the Playbill.com feature in which Mathias, Wendt, Clarke and Smith talk about the sweet-sad world of Holly Golightly.
The creative team includes 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).
Breakfast at Tiffany's is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited & Geoffrey Thomas, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno.
The Cort Theatre is at 138 W. 48th Street. Tickets for Breakfast at Tiffany's range from $37-$132, and are available for purchase in person at the Cort Theatre box office (Monday-Saturday, 10 AM-8:30 PM), online at telecharge.com, or by calling Telecharge at (800) 432-7250 or (212) 239-6200.
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The performance schedule for Breakfast at Tiffany's is Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 2 PM and 7 PM, Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. There will not be a performance on Sunday, March 24.
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