From Our Editors
Enchanting. Intelligent. Utterly elusive. Holly Golightly has indelibly remained all of these things, though more than half a century has passed since she first bewitched America in Truman Capote’s seminal novella. As much a masterful manipulator as she is a naïve ingénue, Holly navigates society by pulling on the heartstrings of powerful men, but can’t quite bring herself to give up on true love. Enter “Fred,” a poor young writer whom Holly playfully saddles with a new name rather than risk attachment by learning what his mother in the bayou calls him. But even though Fred can’t give her the life of diamond-studded croissants she dreams of, Holly finds herself more attracted to the good-natured young man than she does to any Rockefeller. Unfortunately, their newfound friendship may lose some of its luster when specters from Holly’s past return to claim a connection to her as well.
Onstage in a new adaptation, this classic story’s charming dance is enacted by faces familiar and new. Emilia Clarke—best known as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones —stars as Holly Golightly, and Cory Michael Smith makes his Broadway debut in the role of Fred. George Wendt (Norm on Cheers) steps in as the big-hearted bartender Joe Bell, and a devilishly handsome orange tabby plays Holly’s feline roommate, Cat.