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Truman Copote’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s has already been adapted into a memorable film. Now, it’s heading to Broadway thanks with Games of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke cast as Holly Golightly.
Tony Award-winner Richard Greenberg has adapted the story for the stage, reports BroadwayWorld. Sean Mathias will direct.
Oscar winner Colleen Atwood will handle costume design, while Tony winner Derek McLane will do the scenic design.
The Huffington Post notes that the play will be different from the film that many remember and will have more in common with Capote’s 1958 novella.
“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 the announcement.
“Mr. Greenberg has beautifully translated everything that is glorious about this story and its characters to the stage,” Alan Schwartz of the Truman Capote Literary Trust added.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will premiere on Broadway in February 2013 at the Shubert theater. The story was filmed in 1961 by director Blake Edwards and features one of Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic performances.