It’s the final weekend for TRU starring Jaston Williams as Truman Capote. And it now seems that Truman Capote is everywhere! In fact, Capote will be popping up on Broadway this season.
Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) has adapted Capote’s classic novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s into a full-length play, opening March 20th at the Cort Theatre. Rehearsals began January 28th for the production officially called Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Emilia Clarke (from HBO’s Game of Thrones) stars as “Holly Golightly,” with Cory Michael Smith, of Off-Broadway’s The Whale, co-staring as “Fred,” who is pulled into Holly’s social whirl in 1940s New York City. George Wendt (Broadway’s Hairspray and TV’s Cheers) plays bartender Joe Bell. Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard starred in the famous Blake Edwards film in 1961.
Recently, Vanity Fair uncovered an unpublished chapter of Capote’s infamous novel Answered Prayers, that vicious, gossipy page-turner of the seamy lives of New York’s elite. Serialized in Esquire in 1975, it ostracized Capote from the movers and shakers he had so carefully cultivated and became his personal and professional decline.
Only three chapters were ever published, and none of the remaining chapters, which Capote claimed to have written, has appeared in print. But while researching for the article “Capote’s Swan Dive” at the New York Public Library, Vanity Fair writer Sam Kashner discovered a six-page manuscript of a chapter titled “Yachts and Things.” Like Answered Prayers, it is unfinished, but it makes for a great read. See it here at the Vanity Fair website: (URL: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/11/truman-capote-unseen-manuscript-unfinished-novel-answered-prayers#slide=1).
The article “Capote’s Swan Dive” was published in the December issue, and reveals – among other tidbits:
- Publisher Random House ended up paying $1 million to Capote for the never-delivered manuscript.
- The finished manuscript is supposedly in an unnamed bank safety deposit box somewhere in California.
- Ann Woodward, one of the society women who Capote skewered in Answered Prayers, actually committed suicide in disgrace – and her two sons followed suit a few months later.
Read the compelling article here: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/12/truman-capote-answered-prayers. For Truman Capote’s take on the whole affair, see TRU at ZACH Theatre.
It’s the final weekend. Tickets are available online 24/7 and with the box office at (512) 476-0541, x1.