"Breakfast at Tiffany's," the beloved novella by
The new stage version, by playwright Richard Greenberg, opened this week at the Cort Theatre in New York. Directed by Sean Mathias, the play is the first attempt to adapt the novella for Broadway since the disastrous musical version that closed before it officially opened in 1966.
Clarke is making her Broadway debut as the high-society party girl whom Capote described as an "American geisha." (In what may be a publicity stunt, her Broadway debut coincidentally comes the same week as reports of a split with boyfriend Seth MacFarlane.)
How did critics react to this new version of "Tiffany's"?
Ben Brantley of the
Linda Winer of Newsday described the production as "a bore." Clarke is missing "the presence that makes it impossible to notice anyone else in the room. Besides being small with a nice-girl beauty, she lacks a dominating fascination."