Complete cast announced for Tiny Beautiful Things

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The off-Broadway non-profit Public Theater has announced complete casting for its upcoming world premiere of comedy Tiny Beautiful Things - a stage adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's novel by "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star and Oscar-nominated writer Nia Vardalos.

Joining Ms Vardalos (who plays Sugar - an Online Advice Columnist) will be Phillip James Brannon, Alfredo Narciso and Natalie Woolams-Torres. (Miriam Silverman will play Sugar on 20 November & 27 November).

Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail & Nia Vardalos, the production will play a limited engagement beginning 15 November 2016, with an opening night scheduled for 7 December. Already extended from its original closing date of 18 December, the final performance will now take place on 31 December 2016. Thomas Kail is also set to direct.

Synopsis: "Sugar is 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. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this powerful new play about reaching when you're stuck, healing when you're broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which don't have an answer."

The creative team behind Tiny Beautiful Things features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff.

- by Tom Millward

Nia Vardalos

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