Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg’s new play, Breakfast at Tiffany’s began previews at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street) on March 4, 2013. Directed by Sean Mathias, the show will open on Wednesday, March 20. This stage adaption of Truman Capote’s classic novella will star Emilia Clarke (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) in the iconic role of ‘Holly Golightly,’ Cory Michael Smith as ‘Fred,’ and George Wendt as ‘Joe Bell.’ Rounding out the cast are Suzanne Bertish, Danny Binstock, Pedro Carmo, Elisabeth Anthony Gray, Murphy Guyer, Eddie Korbich, Paolo Montalban, Kate Cullen Roberts, John Rothman, Tony Torn, Lee Wilkof and James Yaegashi.
Based on Truman Capote’s most beloved masterwork, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York City in 1943. ‘Fred’, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly, 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.
Tickets for Breakfast at Tiffany’s range from $37 – $132, and are available for purchase in person at the Cort Theatre box office (Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.), online at www.telecharge.com, or by calling Telecharge at 800-432-7250 or 212-239-6200. For information on group sales, contact Group Sales Box Office/Broadway.com at email@example.com or 1-800-BROADWAY, ext 2.
The performance schedule for Breakfast at Tiffany’s beginning Wednesday, March 20: Tuesday at 7 pm, Wednesday at 2 pm and 7 pm, Thursday at 7 pm, Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited & Geoffrey Thomas, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno.
Emilia Clarke (Holly Golightly) was born in London but grew up in Buckinghamshire. After attending school in Oxford, Emilia studied drama at the prestigious Drama Centre School in London. Following her graduation from Drama Centre, her career began with a guest-leading role in the BBC series “Doctors” and a co-leading role in the U.S. television movie “Triassic Attack.” She then landed the leading role of Daenerys Targaryen in the hugely successful HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Emilia recently completed filming opposite Jude Law in the feature Dom Hemingway, and in spring 2013 will be seen starring in both the third season of “Game of Thrones” and the feature film Spike Island. Emilia is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Cory Michael Smith (Fred) makes his Broadway debut with Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Also this season, he starred Off-Broadway in both the U.S. premiere of Cock (aka The Cockfight Play) by Mike Bartlett at the Duke and The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter at Playwrights Horizons (having also originated the role of Elder Thomas at the Denver Center Theatre Company). Prior to that, he was seen in the NY premiere of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (Playwrights Horizons/New York Theatre Workshop). Regional credits include the world premiere of A. Rey Pamatmat’s Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and The Fantasticks (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Barrington Stage Company). He is a graduate of Otterbein University.
George Wendt (Joe Bell) most recently appeared as Dean Halsey in Re-Animator: The Musical in Los Angeles, the New York Musical Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Broadway credits include Elf, Art and Hairspray. London credits include Art. Off-Broadway credits: An Empty Plate in the Café du Grande Boeuf (Primary Stages), Wild Men (West Side Theatre). National tour: Twelve Angry Men (Roundabout). Chicago credits include Rounding Third (Northlight), Second City, Wild Men, Bleacher Bums (Organic Theater Company). Oodles of film and television, most notably “Cheers” (six Emmy nominations).
Suzanne Bertish (Madame Spanella) U.S.: Playwrights Horizons, Kin; MTC, Art of Success, Memory of Water, Skirmishes (Theatre World Award); Public, Richard III; Broadway, Wit, Nicholas Nickleby, Salome, Moliere Comedies (Tony nom.); Regional, Cleopatra, Mrs. Warren’ s Profession. London: Nicholas Nickleby (Olivier Award), Hamlet (Clarence Derwent Award), An Inspector Calls, Les Liaison Dangereuses, King Lear, The Cherry Orchard, The Oedipus Plays, Three Sisters. TV/film: “Rome,” “Ab Fab,” “Mr. Bean,” “To the Lighthouse,” “Poirot,” “Nicholas Nickleby,” Hearts of Fire, Hanover Street, The Hunger. Suzanne teaches and has done numerous recordings.
Danny Binstock (Reporter and others, Understudy) Broadway debut. Regional credits: The Imaginary Invalid (Bard Summerscape), POP! (Yale Rep), The Shadow Sparrow (O’Neill Center), Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Theatre), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Signature Theatre). BFA, University of Michigan; MFA, Yale School of Drama.
Pedro Carmo (José) is from Lisbon, Portugal, where he has worked on stage, in film and television for more than 15 years. He recently moved to NYC, where he has studied with Susan Batson, Marcia Haufrecht and at the LSTI. NY stage credits: The Island of No Tomorrows by Lorca Peress, Butoh Electra by Jordan Rosin. TV: “Pan Am” and “One Life to Live.” Breakfast at Tiffany’s marks his Broadway debut.
Elisabeth Gray (Cop and others, Understudy) Broadway debut. As an actress, U.S. and UK regional theatre and Off-Broadway credits, BAFTA nominated for The Voorman Problem with Martin Freeman. As a playwright, winner of the Fringe First Award for Innovative and Outstanding New Writing for Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath. Co-creator and star of the comedy web series “Understudies” http://www.understudiestheshow.com. On Monday nights, Gray performs her new gothic comedy Southern Discomfort at the Soho Playhouse www.sohoplayhouse.com. BA (Hons), Oxford University.
Murphy Guyer (Doc) was last seen on Broadway in Glengarry Glen Ross with Al Pacino. Other Broadway shows include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, South Pacific, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial and The Graduate. Films include Arthur, Feast of the Goat, Rounders and The Jackal. Televisions credits include “House of Cards,” “Blue Bloods,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Rubicon,” “The Sopranos” and, inevitably, “Law & Order.”
Eddie Korbich (Dr. Goldman and others, Understudy) B’way: A Christmas Story, The Little Mermaid, Face the Music, The Drowsy Chaperone (Drama Desk nom.), After the Night and the Music, Wicked, Seussical, Carousel, Sweeney Todd, Singin’ in the Rain. Off-B’way: Takin’ a Chance on Love (Obie A ward); Assassins; Godspell; The Gifts of the Magi; Eating Raoul; Flora, the Red Menace; A Little Night Music. TV: “Mary and Rhoda,” “Law & Order,” “New Y ork Undercover,” “L&O: SVU,” “Wonderland.” Cartoon voices: “Doug” and “PB&J Otter.” Film: Quiz Show, Jennifer 8. And — the voice of TIVO.
Paolo Montalban (Rusty’s Servant and others, Understudy) Broadway: Pacific Overtures, The King and I. Off-Broadway: Two Gentlemen of Verona (NYSF), The Romance of Magno Rubio. Regional: Allegiance, Honk!, Flower Drum Song, The Boys From Syracuse, The Long Season. TV/film: the Prince in “Cinderella” (ABC/Disney), Kung Lao in “Mortal Kombat: Conquest” (TNT), “One Life to Live,” “Law & Order: SVU,” The Adjustment Bureau, Just Wright, The Great Raid.
Kate Cullen Roberts (Mag Wildwood) Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (dir. Alex Timbers). Off- Broadway: Bloody Bloody… (the Public), Colt Coeur’s Seven Minutes in Heaven (Ars Nova), FIT (59E59), The Confidence Man (Woodshed), Vertebrae (NYTW). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival (originated her role in Bloody), La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, among others. TV/film: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Law &Order: CI,” The Rebound. Founding member of Colt Coeur and proud graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Texas MFA program.
John Rothman (Editor, Sid Arbuck) Broadway: Relatively Speaking, Prelude to a Kiss, Some Americans Abroad, Social Security. Off-Broadway: Rodney’s Wife, Goodnight Children Everywhere, The Argument, The Mysteries, Death Defying Acts, The Impossible H.L. Mencken (which he wrote and starred in). His more than 80 movies include The Devil Wears Prada, Prime, Easy, United 93, Ghostbusters, Sophie’ s Choice, Stardust Memories, Zelig, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. On TV: “Game Change,” “Law & Order,” “Blue Bloods,” “White Collar,” “Private Practice,” “Damages.”
Tony Torn (Rusty Trawler) Broadway debut. Recent theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare on the Sound); The Forest, The Tempest, Fragment (Classic Stage Company); Six Degrees of Separation (Old Globe); Yellowface (Public Theater). Tony just returned from working with Toxic Dreams in Vienna, Austria, playing JFK, Oswald, Ruby and Zapruder (among other roles) in their show The Big Event, and performing the title role in The Church of Warren Buffet. Recent television: “The Good Wife,” “30 Rock.”
Lee Wilkof (OJ Berman) This is Lee Wilkof’s 40th year as a professional actor. Breakfast at Tiffany’s marks his eighth appearance on Broadway. He has received numerous honors for his work as an actor, including a Tony Award nomination, three Drama Desk Award nominations, a SAG award and an Obie Award. He has an extensive list of work in film, television and the theatre. Later this year he will direct the feature film Lounge Act.
James Yaegashi (I.Y. Yunioshi) Broadway: A Naked Girl on the Appian Way (original cast), Take Me Out (original cast). Off-Broadway: Durango, Richard III, Take Me Out (the Public); I_NY (Ma-Yi); A Few Stout Individuals (Signature); Macbeth (TFANA). Regional: Long Wharf, South Coast Rep, Alabama Shakespeare, Kennedy Center, etc. International: Edinburgh Int’l Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Donmar Warehouse, Taganka Theatre. Film/TV: http://www.imdb.com. James is also director of the feature, Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty, and was conceiver of the international benefit SHINSAI: Theaters for Japan.
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