Calling all you Broadway fans, there’s a new must-see play hitting the Great White Way! March 20th marked the opening night of Richard Greenberg’s brand new stage adaptation of the Truman Capote novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Cort Theatre. The play stars the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, in the iconic role of Holly Golightly.
Clarke makes her Broadway debut with this show, and she couldn’t be more ecstatic about it. In a Q&A withBroadyway.com, Emilia described what she felt when she found out that she was being offered the role of Holly in the play’s first Broadway run: “I was freaking out because it was like my birthday, Christmas, everything rolled into one. It was the most exciting prospect. Audrey Hepburn was an icon of mine from a very young age and I love, love, love New York, especially in the ‘40s. And then Truman Capote’s novella came into my life, and it was like cherry on the cake. It was never even a question in my mind to take this role.” Emilia will be sharing the stage with Cory Michael Smith and George Wendt.
The Brit has also been slammed with buzz regarding her nude scene in the show. She bluntly responded to inquiry about it by pointing out that anyone can go on YouTube and see “everything” (referencing the multiple times she’s been nude in her starring role on HBO’s “Game of Thrones”). Furthermore, Emilia made sure to cite the fact that the scene is, of course, very tasteful.
Regarding the way she feels about her “Game of Thrones” fame coinciding with her Broadway debut, Emilia is quite grateful to have some people on her side through this: “It’s quite a wonderful thing, even if you thought you did badly, to be able to walk outside and have a couple of people who think otherwise.” Somehow we think the pint-sized powerhouse actress will do just fine, though!
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is the story of a struggling young writer who goes to Manhattan and becomes enthralled by his beautiful and fascinating neighbor. If you’re a fan of the classic Audrey Hepburn film, be warned: as a more faithful adaptation of the Capote novella, this play deviates a bit from the story you’re used to.
We’re sending all our good vibes to Ms. Clarke on the success of her Broadway debut!
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