This Week on Stage: 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'Hands on a Hardbody' hit Broadway

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The Broadway theater season is heading for the home stretch, with more than a dozen shows slated to open before the late-April deadline for this year’s Tony Awards. This week, the curtain officially rose on two adaptations of big-screen dramas (click on the links below to read our full reviews):

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Emilia Clarke, the Khaleesi from HBO’s Game of Thrones, could have used some dragons in Richard Greenberg’s stage adaptation of the familiar tale, which I dub “a meandering misfire lacking the charm and oomph of either Capote’s 1958 novella or the 1961 movie.” While it’s hard to live up to the legacy of Audrey Hepburn’s signature role, “it’s telling that the supporting player who makes the strongest impression is Vito Vincent, who plays Holly’s adoptive feline companion, Cat.” EW grade: C–

Hands on a Hardbody This new musical, featuring a score by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio with Amanda Green, is based on an unlikely source: a 1997 documentary about people in Texas trying to win a Nissan truck by being the last person to keep their hand on it. But, as Clark Collis writes, “the pair’s excursions into country, blues, and a clutch of other genres rarely rise above the generic.” EW grade: B–

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