The latest casualty of Broadway’s Spring season, Breakfast at Tiffany’s ends its run at the Cort Theatre today. The play, written by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) and based on the story by Truman Capote, concludes having played 17 preview performances and 38 regular performances.
The production, directed by Sean Mathias, featured Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in the part of Holly Golightly (previously played on screen by Audrey Hepburn) alongside co-stars Cory Michael Smith, George Wendt, Paolo Montalban, Lee Wilkof, and Eddie Korbich.
Despite its iconic title, Breakfast at Tiffany’s ultimately couldn’t make a run of it due to low ticket sales. A lack of word-of-mouth and mixed reviews kept the play from getting the boost it needed to compete with the many other shows opening this season.
The forthcoming Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Richard Greenberg’s new play version of Truman Capote’s famed novella-turned-film, has put out a casting call for a feline to play the role of “Cat” in the show. Cat owners are invited to submit contact info and photos of their pet by sending an email to email@example.com. The casting call will take place during the week of February 11th.
“Holly Golightly’s beloved companion, Cat, is one of the most famous felines in all of literature,” stated Breakfast at Tiffany’s director Sean Mathias. “We will search high and low until we find the perfect animal to take on this role.”
Starring Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly, the part made famous on film by Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s will start performances on March 4 at Broadway’s Cort Theatre.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is scheduled to open on Broadway this March, but the show — which just began rehearsals — has had a little pre-Broadway set-back. One of the play’s investors has suddenly pulled out of the production, leaving it $1 million short of its capitalization.
Despite this considerable loss, the producers of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are still moving forward with the production, confidant that they will be able to quickly secure additional investors to fill the gap. They are reportedly already in discussions with potential investors.
A new Richard Greenberg-penned play adaptation of Truman Capote’s story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is scheduled to begin previews at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on March 4. The official opening is planned for March 20.