Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is leaving the mythical world of Westeros for the Great White Way. The actress will make her Broadway debut as the alluring Holly Golightly in Richard Greenberg’s new stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Directed by Sean Mathias, the production is set to begin performances at a Shubert theater in February 2013. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Based on Truman Capote’s novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the story of Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, who meets Holly Golightly (Clarke), a charming, vivacious and enigmatic good-time girl. Everyone is in love with Holly—including Fred. But Fred is competing with Holly’s other suitors: a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As the war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall head over heels for Fred, just as her past catches up with her.
“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," Richard Greenberg said in a statement, “as well as to resume its tone—still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember. Capote was a great writer and natural maker of plots and Breakfast at Tiffany’s has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatize.”
Best known as the silvery-haired Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Clarke’s additional film and TV credits include Doctors and Triassic Attack. The British born actress studied theater at Drama Centre London.
Click below to revisit the classic opening scene from the 1961 movie adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn!