BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S to Open on Broadway 2/2013 Starring GAME OF THRONE'S Emilia Clarke

frogs_fan85
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So not the same play as the one starring Anna Friel from 2009?
newintown
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They just keep trying to wring more and more dollars out of this, don't they?
peachesr82
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Interesting, Emilia is crazy talented and a rising star so it should be interesting.
LizzieCurry
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Oh boy! I hope it comes with all the racism.
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WOSQ
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My immediate reaction was "Who's doing the musical numbers?"

Then I remembered that Holly is a fictionalized Tru himself and I wondered, "Who would play Holly?" and thought, "Chris Colfer would be terrific."
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DeNada
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frogs_fan, yes, this is the same version that played in the West End to poor reviews. Same director and producer, but different set designer (Derek Mclane replaces Anthony Ward). I didn't see it but I don't think the stereotypical Japanese gentleman is in it - it's based on the novel, not the film, if that makes any difference.

Interesting that Anna Friel isn't returning to Broadway with it; she was generally seen as being the best thing about the West End production, but I suppose she may not want to revisit the experience.
bdn223
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so is this supposed to take over the the Broadhurst come February?
rosscoe(au)
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Awful movie, so guessing the stage show will be as boring as bat ****
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I would of though the Broadhurst would be a tad too big for this, I would of thought it would take something like the Lyceum or Booth, I would think the Shuberts would hold out for something bigger for the Broadhurst, as long as it isn't being presented by Ben Sprecher.
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Scripps2
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"Same director and producer, but different set designer"

As though the biggest problem with the West End production was the set!

"I suppose she may not want to revisit the experience"

Nor would I.

Updated On: 10/10/12 at 03:31 PM
ACL2006
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potential tenant for the Broadhurst?? Lyceum??
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Quiche2
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I smell a trainwreck.
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Kad
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Am I the only one who enjoys the novella?
Wilmingtom
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This is a new adaptation by Richard Greenberg, not the West End version with Friel.

@newintown: a movie and a felled Bway musical. The $$$ just keeps rolling in from this property, doesn't it?
DeNada
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Oh, thanks Wilmingtom! How odd. Clearly Colin Ingram (producer on this - also lead producer on GHOST) must have retained rights to the novella, and jettisoned the last script and creative team except for Sean Mathias for this new version.

I still reserve judgement based on the poor reception of Mathias and Ingram's last go at this.
Wilmingtom
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I agree, DeNada, I'm skeptical as well. But I'd love to think it could work. I find the novella very charming and I think those characters could live on the stage.
GavestonPS
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Am I the only one who enjoys the novella?

No, Kad, I think it's brilliant. I haven't seen the film or any stage adaptation, but Capote's original is a gem. Probably his best work after IN COLD BLOOD.



Updated On: 10/10/12 at 06:43 PM
EricMontreal22
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I *love* the novella, as well. Kad, you're certainly far from alone, though--I think it's quite beloved even if the movie has overshawdowed it. (I like the movie too--Rooney aside, but it's quite different, and I'm shocked Gaveston has never seen it :P ).

Is this adaptation based on the movie (as the musical seemed to be) or does it return to the novella?

At any rate, I think it and Other Voices, Other Rooms are Capote's best fiction, by far, and my fave of his writing in general as great as his essays and non fiction could be. (The three side stories collected in my copy of Tiffany's are nowhere as strong IMHO--including House of Flowers which of course he musicalized).
EricMontreal22
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We've often talked about movies made into musicals, but have there been any notable movies made into plays? I can think of flops like On the Waterfront or shows not much liked but that had decent runs (or tours) like The Graduate, but...
canmark
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The article says the play is based on the novella, which is a good place to start.

Although Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard were lovely, and looked lovely, in the movie--it was otherwise a bastardization of the book (never mind, Mr. Yunioshi).

Going back to the novel--which I love, as do many--is a good thing. I really like Capote's writing (Handcarved Coffins, for example) and perhaps the play will revive interest in the actual book. Breakfast at Tiffany's seems... somewhat suited to the stage. Holly Golightly, though, is probably best imagined in the mind, however. She's an elusive character, real and yet not quite real.

Someone above said that Holly was based on Capote, but wasn't it Fred that was Truman's stand in? Fred, who was gay, and who had great affection for her (but no romantic interest in her).
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EricMontreal22
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Richard Greenberg actually could be a great choice for an adaptation of the novella... I'm kinda intrigued now. (though the release on BWW doesn't seem to realize that Fred in the novella is, well, gay... Oh well).
nasty_khakis
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I utterly ADORE the novella and would love to see a solid adaptation of that (set during the war, Fred is gay, Hollie is blonde, etc etc). I think it could do very well if all the pieces work together and it's accepted as a play and not an adaptation "of the movie."

OR go the exact opposite route and base the play on the screenplay and quite literally put the movie up on stage since that's what most audience members are going to expect anyway. Give them a Natalie Portman or Zooey Dechannel type up on stage giving them Audrey.

Personally, I'd rather see the former, but something tells me word of mouth among the tourist-y types, no matter how well done the adaptation is, will complain it's not the movie.
GavestonPS
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I'm shocked Gaveston has never seen it ....

Contrary to what you think, Eric, I wasn't going to the movies in 1961. The truth is I like the novella so much, I've never been in a rush to see Hollywood turn it into a heterosexual love story. Isn't that what the film does?
Kad
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Yup. Featuring Mickey Rooney in yellow face.
henrikegerman
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Kad, the story is great. And the movie, in spite of it being almost unrecognizable, and Yunioshi is horrid, holds up. Peppard is excellent. Hepburn is so wrong and yet so very right. I'd love to see the novella filmed, but am not quite convinced it is made for the stage. Clarke is what makes this exciting.

Updated On: 10/11/12 at 11:30 AM

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