Sunday, May 26, 2024

Broadway: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with “Game of Thrones” Star Will Close Sunday


It’s always sad when a show doesn’t make it on Broadway, even if it was not very good. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, will close on Sunday. It should have closed sooner. It was quite awful. The adaptation of Truman Capote’s famous story was tone deaf in so many ways. It did offer a bathtub scene of Clarke and the actor who plays the Capote stand in “Fred” naked, and still no one wanted to see it. With all negative reviews, the production was running at  46.4% capacity. It was the lowest attended Broadway show so far this season, save for the just-closed “Hands on a Hardbody.” What went wrong? “BT” was a British import, where stark rearrangements of American icons are thought of as edgy. This production ignored the nostalgia for the “Tiffany’s” film with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Anyway, it’s over. And not a moment too soon.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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