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NEW YORK — Work that dress, Khaleesi.
Leaving aside the platinum tresses and medieval fantasy garb of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled queen she plays on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke goes for sleek 1940s elegance in the first images released of her in character for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Stepping into the role forever associated with Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 Blake Edwards film, Clarke will play the elusive New York social butterfly Holly Golightly in playwright Richard Greenberg‘s new Broadway adaptation of the classic Truman Capote novella.
Directed by Sean Mathias, the production starts previews March 4 at the Cort Theatre, with an official opening set for March 20.
Cory Michael Smith has been cast as Fred, the penniless young writer from Louisiana who has to compete with playboy millionaires and a Brazilian future president for Holly’s affections. The up-and-coming New York stage actor has earned strong reviews in the recent Off Broadway productions Cock and The Whale.
Both Clarke and Smith will make their Broadway debuts in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which Greenberg says will maintain the stylish and romantic overtones of previous versions while giving the story a rougher, more candid edge, as befits the setting of New York during World War II.
Costumes for the production, including Clarke’s gowns in these photographs, are by Colleen Atwood, whose work has been seen onscreen this year in Snow White and the Huntsman and Dark Shadows. Atwood is a three-time Oscar winner for Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s marks the designer’s first project on Broadway.
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