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Tiny Beautiful Things Opens at the Public

Nia Vardalos and company celebrate remounting this adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book.

The company of Tiny Beautiful Things celebrates opening night at the Public Theater.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of its return engagement of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by bestselling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), on October 2. The show is set to play through December 10.


With direction by Thomas Kail (Hamilton), the show is coconceived by Marshall Heyman, Kail, and Vardalos. Vardalos also stars as the anonymous online advice columnist "Sugar." The complete cast also includes Teddy Cañez, Ceci Fernandez, DeLance Minefee, Hubert Point-Du Jour, and Natalie Woolams-Torres playing multiple letter writers to the columnist.

The play is described as follows: "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."

Tiny Beautiful Things features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Jill B.C. Du Boff.

For tickets and more information, click here.