What Did Critics Think of Tiny Beautiful Things?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Think of Tiny Beautiful Things?
Nia Vardalos stars in the hit play’s return engagement Off-Broadway.
Nia Vardalos and Phillip James Brannon in the 2016 production of Tiny Beautiful Things Joan Marcus

The return engagement of Tiny Beautiful Things officially opened at The Public Theater October 2 with Nia Vardalos reprising her starring role.

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, the play is adapted for the stage by Vardalos and co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Tony-winning director Thomas Kail, and Vardalos.

The encore run began performances September 18. Vardalos is joined for the return engagement by a cast made up of Teddy Cañez (A Streetcar Named Desire), Ceci Fernandez (Twelfth Night), DeLance Minefee (HONKY ), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Sojourners ), and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Julius Caesar).

Tiny Beautiful Things debuted at the Public Theater Off-Broadway in 2016 in a sold-out run starring Vardalos. The Oscar nominee plays Sugar, an online dating columnist who draws from her own life to help thousands of readers navigate life, love, grief, and forgiveness.

Read reviews from the critics below:

Huffington Post (Steven Suskin)

Times Square Chronicles (Ross)

Vulture (Sara Holdren)

Flip through photos of the original Off-Broadway run:

The production features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff.

Tickets, priced $75, are available by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting PublicTheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.


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