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George Wendt Joins the Broadway Cast of Truman Capote's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

The former "Cheers" star will act opposite Emilia Clarke and Cory Michael Smith in the new stage adaptation of Capote's novella.
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Everyone's favorite bar buddy is back on the boards.

George Wendt, the six-time Emmy nominee for his role as Norm in Cheers, has joined the Broadway cast of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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Wendt will play the role of Joe Bell in the world premiere production, written by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg and based on Truman Capote's classic 1958 novella.

The news comes one day after the first photos of Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly were released.

The Cheers star is no stranger to the stage, having appeared in Elf, Art, and Hairspray on Broadway.

The play, directed by Sean Mathias, stars previously announced leads Clarke and Cory Michael Smith playing the role of Fred.

It should be noted that the play is a new adaptation of Capote's novella, not a direct adaptation of the film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.

The play's description from the announcement says: "The play 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 (Smith). 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."

Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's will open at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on March 20, with previews starting March 4.

The play is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno.

Email: Joshua.Stecker@thr.com; Twitter: @joshuastecker

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