"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is headed to Broadway. Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's "Game of Thrones," will make her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly, made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie. Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg ("Take Me Out") is adapting Truman Capote's classic novella. Sean Mathias will direct the play, which will open at a yet-to-be-announced Shubert-owned theater in February 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.
Alan U. Schwartz of the Truman Capote Literary Trust added: "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."
Colin Ingram Productions Limited, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno are producing.
- Richard Greenberg
- Truman Capote
- Daenerys Targaryen
- Audrey Hepburn