Cory Michael Smith has joined the Broadway cast of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany’s as Fred, the narrator and Southern writer who strikes up a romantic relationship with Holly Golightly (Emilia Clarke). The reworked stage adaptation of the novel will begin preview performances on March 4, 2013 at the Cort Theater. Opening night is set for March 20.
Written by Tony winner Richard Greenberg, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York City in 1943. The show follows Fred, a young writer from Louisiana who meets and falls head over heels for Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and enigmatic good-time girl. 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 mysterious past catches up with her.
Smith is currently starring in the off-Broadway production of The Whale. His other off-Broadway credits include Cock and The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World.
Breakfast at Tiffany's will be directed by Sean Mathias. The production will feature scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Colleen Atwood, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, projection design by Wendall K. Harrington and music and sound by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen.