When you think about cats and Broadway, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the epically long-running musical Cats. But this time a Broadway producer isn’t looking for people to dress up in cat costumes and mournfully wail "Memory" under a single spotlight.
No, this time a real, four-legged, purring feline is being sought for a starring role in the world premiere Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The play is based on the Truman Capote novella by the same name and adapted for the stage by Richard Greenberg. It was also adapted into a motion picture starring Audrey Hepburn. The carefully selected feline actor will play the role of Holly Golightly’s feline companion, who goes by the rather unceremonious name of Cat.
Emilia Clarke, familiar to fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, will play the role of Holly Golightly.
“Holly Golightly’s beloved companion, Cat, is one of the most famous felines in all of literature," said director Sean Mathias in a statement. "We will search high and low until we find the perfect animal to take on this role.”
The producers are holding a casting call starting today (Feb. 11, 2013) and running through the week. If you’re interested in seeing whether your cat has what it takes for a stage career, you can submit a photo of your cat and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is scheduled to begin performances at the Cort Theater on March 4, and its official opening is set for March 20.