But don’t expect to see the Audrey Hepburn movie or the sh*teous musical version that flopped back in the day!
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg has announced that he is prepping the release of his ALL-NEW adaptation of the classic Truman Capote novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the Broadway stage, which will star Game of Thrones actress – and potential Anastasia Steele – Emilia Clarke as the iconic Holly Golightly and begin performances at Shubert theater in February 2013!
And when we say all-new, we mean it!
He’s ignoring all of the adaptations that have been released prior and relying strictly on the original text!
As he explains:
“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.”
And even the The Truman Capote Literary Trust is on board!
Member Alan U. Schwartz continues:
“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.”
This is easily one of our favorite classics, and we’re delighted to hear that audiences who may have not had the opportunity to experience it yet will now be able to!
ESPECIALLY now that the creative forces behind it are paying such close attention to what made the original so engaging and powerful!
Now excuse us!
We’re going to be humming Deep Blue Something for the rest of the day!
[Image via WENN.]