See Who’s Joining Nia Vardalos in The Public’s Tiny Beautiful Things

News   See Who’s Joining Nia Vardalos in The Public’s Tiny Beautiful Things The Cheryl Strayed adaptation will debut Off-Broadway this fall with direction by Tony winner Thomas Kail.
Nia Vardalos
Nia Vardalos Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed, and adapted for the stage by Oscar-nominated writer Nia Vardalos. The production, set to begin performances this fall, will be directed by Hamilton Tony winner Thomas Kail.

Phillip James Brannon
Phillip James Brannon

The new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Kail, and Vardalos. Previews will begin November 15, with an official opening night set for December 7. The show has been extended an additional two weeks through December 31.

The complete cast features Phillip James Brannon (Nat Turner In Jerusalem), Alfredo Narciso (The Motherf***er With The Hat), and Natalie Woolams-Torres (The Taming of the Shrew), playing multiple letter writers to the online advice columnist Sugar, played by Vardalos. Miriam Silverman will be the cover for Sugar and will be performing November 20 and 27.

Academy Award-nominated writer and actor Vardalos makes her Public Theater debut with this new work she has adapted from Strayed’s best-selling book, Tiny Beautiful Things. Vardalos will star as Sugar, the online advice columnist who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty, and hope. “As anonymous readers come to her with their deepest and most personal problems, Sugar—who ultimately revealed herself to be Strayed—finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with theirs, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark and glimmering light at the heart of being human,“ read production notes from the Public Theater.

Public Theater member and partner tickets, and single tickets starting at $85, are available and can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette Street. Post-show talkbacks with the creative team are scheduled to take place immediately following the performances on November 29 and December 14.

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