- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s‘ aims for Broadway in 2013
Question of the Day
NEW YORK (AP) - There’s a fresh push to get Holly Golightly onto a Broadway stage.
Producers said Wednesday that a new adaptation of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is aiming for a Shubert theater in New York City in February 2013. The world premiere will be directed by Sean Mathias.
The stage adaption of Truman Capote’s classic 1958 novella will star Emilia Clarke of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as the eccentric party girl Golightly, a role Audrey Hepburn played to acclaim in the 1961 movie.
Pulitzer Prize-finalist and Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg will pen the book. His other plays include “Take Me Out” and “Three Days of Rain.”
The movie tidied and glossed over the deeply tragic undercurrent of Capote’s story: an aimless bachelorette who uses sugar daddies as her income and a crutch to avoid the pain of her past.
“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.
A stage version was first attempted in 1966 but was shuttered after just four previews. That version had a book adapted by Edward Albee and songs by Bob Merrill.
Clarke, who is currently filming the third season of “Game of Thrones” as the character Danaerys, is slated to star opposite Jude Law in the film “Dom Hemingway.”
Hepburn’s turn in the film version turned the actress into an icon and role model for young women who fantasized about moving to New York to live the same freewheeling, urbane lifestyle.
The new adaptation is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno.
The creative team will also include three-time Academy Award-winner Colleen Atwood’s costumes and Tony-winner Derek McLane’s set design.
TWT Video Picks
By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
- D.C. seeks to stay judge's order allowing gun owners to carry in public
- Hillary Clinton: Forget Obama, George W. Bush made her 'proud to be an American'
- Iraqi Christians rally at White House: 'Obama, Obama, where are you?'
- Illegal immigrants demand representation in White House meetings
- White House defends Kerry failure to broker Middle East cease-fire
- Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state
- Border surge puts Obama legacy on immigration at stake
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia's gay marriage ban
- Federal judge rules D.C. ban on handguns in public is unconstitutional
- White House says Russia 'losing' war in Ukraine
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq