Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Meal Worth Skipping on Broadway
Posted on Mar 7, 2013
How many times can you hear the word Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaling before wanting to throw up? This extremely slow moving first act is simply boring. For the half of the audience that stayed for the second act, they saw Fred, a young writer from Louisiana and Holly Golightly, the lead character, strip naked and sit in a bathtub together. Breakfast at Tiffany’s has arrived on Broadway, some 46 years after a musical adaptation became one of the most legendary flops in theater history. This could be the drama sequel.
The simple charm of Truman Capote’s film version is under the direction of Richard Greenberg, whose Tony Award winning play, Take Me Out, also had nude scenes. That was at least fast passed and well done.
The story takes place while the war rages in Europe. Holly is supposed to be a charming, vivacious and enigmatic good-time girl who meets boy writer and falls in love. Her past catches up with her and the story does not have a happy ending which is a shame, since you sat through the whole thing waiting for something to happen….anything and all you can do is cheer on the cat.
Audience: Anyone with patience and has nothing else to do.
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