Six-time Emmy Award-nominee George Wendt ('Norm' in "Cheers") has joined the cast of the world premiere of Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play, Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, in the role of 'Joe Bell' it was announced today. As previously announced, this new stage adaption of Capote's classic novella, directed by Sean Mathias, will also star Emilia Clarke (HBO's "Game of Thrones") as 'Holly Golightly' and Cory Michael Smith as 'Fred' and will begin performances at Broadway's Cort Theatre on Monday, March 4. Opening night is set for 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.
Emilia Clarke is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Tickets for the Broadway engagement of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's are now on sale exclusively to American Express Cardmembers. 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.
George Wendt most recently appeared as "Dean Halsey" in Re-Animator The Musical in Los Angeles, the New York Musical Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Broadway Credits include: Elf, Art, and Hairspray. London credits include: Art. Off-Broadway credits include: An Empty Plate At Café du Grande Boeuf (Primary Stages), Wild Men (West Side Theater). National Tour: Twelve Angry Men (Roundabout). Chicago credits include: Rounding Third (Northlight), Second City, Wild Men, Bleacher Bums (Organic Theater Company). Oodles of film and television, but most noticeably Cheers (Six Emmy Nominations).
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