Cory Michael Smith (The Whale, Cock) will star as the 'Fred' to Emilia Clarke's (HBO's "Game of Thrones") 'Holly Golightly' in the world premiere of Tony' Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play, Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, it was announced today. It was also announced that this new stage adaption of Capote's classic novella, directed by Sean Mathias, will begin performances at Broadway's Cort Theatre on Monday, March 4 and officially open on Wednesday, March 20.
Based on Truman Capote's most beloved masterwork, Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's is set in New York City in 1943. 'Fred', a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly (Clarke), a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly - including Fred (Smith). 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 past catches up with her.
The creative team for Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's includes Tony' Award-winner Derek McLane (Scenic Design), three-time Academy Award-winner Colleen Atwood (Costume Design), Tony' Award-winner Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Wendall K. Harrington (Projections Design) and Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (Music and Sound Design).
Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited, Donovan Mannato and Dominic Ianno. Additional casting news will be announced shortly.
Tickets for the Broadway engagement of Breakfast At Tiffany's go on sale exclusively to American Express Cardmembers beginning at 10 a.m. on December 12, 2012. The Amex Presale runs through December 23, 2012. AmEx cardmembers may buy tickets by visiting www.telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200. The general public on-sale begins December 24, 2012 via Telecharge.com.
Cory Michael Smith (Fred) currently appears Off-Broadway in the NY premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale (Playwrights Horizons). He recently starred in the U.S. Premiere of Mike Bartlett's Cock (The Duke on 42nd Street), and the NY premiere of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (Playwrights Horizons/New York Theatre Workshop). Regional credits include: World Premiere of The Whale (Denver Center Theatre Company), World Premiere of A. Rey Pamatmat's Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Humana Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville), and The Fantasticks (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Barrington Stage Company). He is a graduate of Otterbein University. He is repped by Paradigm and Circle of Confusion.