The Public Extends Fall Shows

News   The Public Extends Fall Shows Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos’ Tiny Beautiful Things received a two-week extension.
Nia Vardalos
Nia Vardalos Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Public Theater has announced that three fall shows have extended due to popular demand: the final two installments of Richard Nelson’s election trilogy, The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family; and Tiny Beautiful Things, Nia Vardalos’ stage adaptation of the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed.

Amy Warren, Maryann Plunkett, Meg Gibson, and Lynn Hawley in rehearsal for <i>Hungry.</i>
Amy Warren, Maryann Plunkett, Meg Gibson, and Lynn Hawley in rehearsal for Hungry. Tammy Shell

Nelson’s What Did You Expect?, which will begin performances September 10, will now run through October 9; and Women of a Certain Age will begin November 4 and run through December 4, completing the three-play cycle, The Gabriels. The complete cast features Meg Gibson, Lynn Hawley, Roberta Maxwell, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and Amy Warren.

Tiny Beautiful Things, adapted for the stage by Oscar-nominated writer Vardalos and helmed by Hamilton director Thomas Kail, has been extended two weeks through December 31. The show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Kail and Vardalos, who also stars as the anonymous online advice columnist Sugar. Performances will begin November 15 with an official opening night set for December 7.

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Other shows to announce extensions Off-Broadway include the return engagement of Men on Boats at Playwrights Horizons; Second Stage’s Uptown production of Engagements by Lucy Teitler; and Adam Strauss’ The Mushroom Cure at Cherry Lane Theatre.

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