Breakfast at Tiffany's

2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)


Holly Goslightly

I attended the Breakfast at Tiffany's when it was in previews. Being a fan of Truman Capote I entered the Cort Theater with great anticipation but left disappointed. The gorgeous Emilia Clarke gives a good (not great) performance as Holly and Cory Michael Smith handles his role adequately as Fred but there is no real chemistry there even if Fred's sexual preference is in question. Sean Mathias' direction is misguided and murky. The set design is drab and dull but the real problem is Richard Greenberg's adaption of Capote's novella.The relationships of the characters are so mundane and boring that by the time the curtain falls you really don't care what happens to them. This is not the first time Breakfast at Tiffany's made a lackluster appearance on Broadway. It may be time to finish breakfast and move on to lunch. There were three stellar performances that deserve mention. George Wendt (Hey Norm!!), Murphy Guyer and Vito Vincent ( the cat--played his part with extreme believability) were superb. I think Vito Vincent did the smartest thing he could have done when he prematurely bolted from the stage. I think he was on to something.