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One of the cats playing a cat in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' has been fired

I’m a cat person, but this is unforgivable: “spies” at the New York Post are reporting that the understudy for the cat in the on-Broadway Breakfast at Tiffany’s has been fired. “Poor Montie’s been dismissed, and they’re scrambling to have his head shot and bio replaced in the Playbill,” the spy told the paper while a show rep would only tell them, “The production is saddened by Montie’s dismissal and wishes him well.”

What went wrong? Perhaps the role of a cat was a stretch for him? The report says he was being “unruly” and, well, he is a cat, afterall. He may have scratched someone or been caught sleeping on their face. Cats don’t usually get fired — they get yelled at and swatted away and rubbed and fed. In the world of Tiffany’s, though, they may just be the best thing going.

And we are not making this up: The Post also reports that Breakfast’s real feline star, Vito, is now demanding a car and driver.

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This Week on Stage: ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ hit Broadway
Emilia Clarke breaks out the guitar on stage as Holly Golightly — EXCLUSIVE IMAGES
Emilia Clarke on going from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ on Broadway

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

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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Emilia Clarke breaks out the guitar on stage as Holly Golightly -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

We have good news and bad news for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s fans out there (and who isn’t?). The good news: EW is exclusively premiering the first production shots of the stage adaptation of the classic 1961 Audrey Hepburn film, starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly. The images include a look at Holly’s signature style, Cory Michael Smith as Fred, and Clarke on a fire escape with a guitar. Which can only mean one thing.

(The bad news? Tiffany’s is a limited-engagement run on Broadway.)

Take a look after the jump.

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