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Breakfast at Tiffany's: Emilia Clarke to star

Actress Emilia Clarke (HBO's "Game of Thrones") will make her Broadway debut starring in the iconic role of 'Holly Golightly' in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new stage adaptation of Truman Capote's novella Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Emilia Clarke recently shot to fame for her role as "Daenerys Targaryen" in the HBO television series "Game of Thrones." Other TV and film credits include: "Doctors," "Triassic Attack" and "Spike Island."

Directed by Sean Mathias, Breakfast at Tiffany's will begin performances at a Shubert theater on Broadway in Feb 2013.

Richard Greenberg said, "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. 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."

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).

Breakfast at Tiffany's is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno.

In 1961 Paramount Pictures relased a movie adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn as 'Holly Golightly' for whch she was nominated for an Oscar Award. The movie featured a screenplay by George Axelrod and was directed by Blake Edwards.


Emilia Clarke recently shot to fame for her role as "Daenerys Targaryen" in the HBO television series "Game of Thrones." Other TV and film credits include: "Doctors," "Triassic Attack" and "Spike Island." She is soon to begin filming UK feature "Dom Hemingway" opposite Jude law and Richard E. Grant.

Richard Greenberg (Playwright) is the author of 'Take Me Out' (Tony Award for Best Play), which received an acclaimed production on Broadway after successful runs at The Donmar on London's West End and The Public Theater in New York City. Other works include 'The House in Town,' 'The Violet Hour,' 'The Dazzle,' 'Everett Beekin,' 'Three Days of Rain' (Pulitzer finalist; Olivier Award nomination), 'Hurrah At Last,' 'Night and Her Stars,' 'The American Plan,' 'Life Under Water' and 'The Author's Voice,' among many other plays. His adaptation of Strindberg's 'Dance of Death' was seen on Broadway starring Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, and David Straithairn. He is writing the book for a musical version of Todd Haynes's film 'Far From Heaven.' Greenberg received the Oppenheimer Award.

Sean Mathias (Director) helmed Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's which played at the Haymarket, Theatre Royal in London's West End from 9 Sep 2009 - 9 Jan 2010. His West End credits include: 'Ring Round the Moon,' 'Aladdin,' 'Dance of Death,' 'Anthony and Cleopatra,' 'Marlene,' 'A Little Night Music' and 'Design for Living.' Mathias was nominated for a Tony Award for his direction of 'Indiscretions.' His other Broadway credits are 'Marlene,' 'Dance of Death' and 'The Elephant Man.'

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