Wendt, 64, is best known for his work on the sitcom "Cheers." He will play Joe Bell in the new stage adaption of Capote's classic novella.
Directed by Sean Mathias, it will star Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly and Cory Michael Smith as Fred.
The play will begin performances at Cort Theatre March 4. It will officially open March 20.
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