Despite having a book by playwright Edward Albee and a score composed by Bob Merrill, Breakfast at Tiffany’s—the musical—never actually opened on Broadway. Originally titled Holly Golightly, it closed after just four previews.
The cast was directed by Joseph Anthony and included Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Chamberlain, Sally Kellerman, Larry Kert, and Priscilla Lopez. It was designed by Oliver Smith, choreographed by Michael Kidd with assistance from Tony Mordente, and produced by David Merrick.
Merrick closed the show in previews, in his own words, "rather than subject the drama critics and the public to an excruciatingly boring evening."
One of the original posters—with the word "smash" covered in yellow tape—hangs on The Flop Wall at the Theatre District eatery for Broadway-types, Joe Allen Restaurant in New York.