If you thought Apple and North were bizarre baby names, it seems that HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has spurred Americans to name their babies some strange ones. READ FULL STORY
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Late Night Highlight: Emilia Clarke reminisces about her awkward 'Game of Thrones' audition on 'Tonight' -- VIDEO
The Mother of Dragons can bust a move! Well, sort of.
While stopping by The Tonight Show to promote season 4 of Game of Thrones on Wednesday, actress Emilia Clarke told Jimmy Fallon that GOT co-creator David Benioff “suggested [she] do a little dance” during her audition for the role of Daenerys Targaryen.
Unfortunately, she decided to show off her Funky Chicken moves. Luckily, she still got the part.
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.
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
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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EW Stage Hub
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.
Here’s a pairing you don’t often hear in the same sentence: Daenerys Targaryen and Norm Peterson.
Yesterday we brought you the first photos of Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly from the new Broadway play Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on the novella by Truman Capote. Now, a bit of casting news: George Wendt, best known for his Emmy-nominated turn on Cheers, has joined the show as Joe Bell, the bartender. In addition to Clarke and Wendt, the show will star Cory Michael Smith as Fred and will be directed by Sean Mathias with a script penned by Richard Greenberg, the Tony Award-winning writer of Take Me Out.
Wendt was last seen onstage in Re-Animator The Musical in Los Angeles, the New York Musical Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival; he last appeared on Broadway in Elf. READ FULL STORY
Emilia Clarke is trading in Daenerys Targaryen’s famous look for Holly Golightly’s: The first photos of Games of Thrones’ Clarke as Holly from the new Broadway play Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s have been released.
The classic New York love story, based on the novella by Capote and best-known from the 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn, comes to the stage when it has its world premiere on March 20. In addition to Clarke, the show will star Cory Michael Smith as Fred and is directed by Sean Mathias with a script penned by Richard Greenberg, the Tony Award-winning writer of Take Me Out.
“The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone — still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember,” Greenberg said in an earlier statement.
Check out the first photos of Clarke as Holly Golightly (with a lower iconic bun than Hepburn) below: READ FULL STORY
Winter is coming to Broadway. And so is Emilia Clarke, the Khaleesi from HBO’s Game of Thrones, who will play Holly Golightly in a new adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out), opening this spring.
In addition, Tom Hanks confirmed that he’ll make his long-overdue Broadway debut this season as the late tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in Lucky Guy, a new play by Nora Ephron (who died of leukemia in June).
Also booked for the Great White Way this spring: Eric Coble’s new comedy The Velocity of Autumn, starring Estelle Parsons as an 80-year-old who locks herself into her Brooklyn brownstone with a pile of Molotov cocktails to resist her family’s attempt to move her into a nursing home. (The 84-year-old actress, now appearing in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get Is, has been a firecracker on stage for years — I can’t wait to see her armed with the real thing.)
Of course, the biggest star heading to the stage may be a certain classic primate with sights on Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in June: This week, producers announced plans for a very large-scale King Kong musical, with a book by Craig Lucas (Light in the Piazza) and a rock score featuring tunes from Sarah McLachlan, Justice, Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja, and the Avalanches’ Guy Garvey. After the jump, check out EW’s take on the week’s biggest new openings in New York and Los Angeles. READ FULL STORY
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