Cory Michael Smith, who currently appears in the Playwrights Horizons staging of The Whale Off-Broadway, will co-star with Emilia Clarke in the world-premiere stage production of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which will begin Broadway previews March 4, 2013, at the Cort Theatre.
Smith also appeared in the critically praised Off-Broadway production of Cock earlier this season. He will portray Fred opposite Clarke (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) as Holly Golightly. Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard starred in the original 1961 film.
Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain, Eastern Standard) adapted Capote’s work for the stage. Sean Mathias (Broadway’s Indiscretions, Marlene, Dance of Death, The Elephant Man) will direct the production that is set to officially open March 20, 2013.
“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,” Greenberg said in a statement. “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.”