BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Set for Broadway Debut in 2013 Starring Emilia Clarke
Published: October 10, 2012 - 8:48am
The world premiere of Tony® Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg’s new play, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, will begin performances at a Shubert theater on Broadway in February 2013. This stage adaption of Capote’s classic novella will star Emilia Clarke (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) in the iconic role of ‘Holly Golightly’ and will be directed by Sean Mathias.
“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,” Richard Greenberg explained. “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.”
Based on Truman Capote’s most beloved masterwork, Truman 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.
Alan U. Schwartz of The Truman Capote Literary Trust said: “I am delighted New York audiences will be the first to see this new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. That story continues to inspire artists and capture imaginations all these years later speaks to the timeless quality of Mr. Capote’s unforgettable prose. Mr. Greenberg has beautifully translated everything that is glorious about this story and its characters to the stage.”
The creative team for Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s includes three-time Academy Award-winner Colleen Atwood (Costume Design) and Tony® Award-winner Derek McLane (Scenic Design).
Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno.
Additional information, including the complete cast and creative team, will be announced shortly.