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Emilia Clarke

  • Originally published 03/25/2013

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s -- Send It Back

    Bruce Chadwick

    Breakfast at Tiffany’sCort Theater138 W. 48th StreetNew York, N.Y.Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly.Anyone sitting in the Cort Theater in New York waiting for Breakfast at Tiffany’s to begin enjoys a wonderful montage of paintings and photographs of the city during World War II to remind you that the play is set in 1943. After ten or fifteen minutes of this luscious buildup, you are ready for a memorable play.You don’t get one, though. You should send Breakfast at Tiffany’s back to the kitchen and try another restaurant.The stage version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, adapted for the theater by Richard Greenberg and based on the incredibly successful 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn, has lost its luster. The executives at Tiffany’s should ask that they rename the play Lunch at Cartier’s