Nia Vardalos News

 
Date of Birth: September 24, 1962 (56)

Birth Place: Manitoba, ON, CANADA
Photo Flash: First Look At TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look At TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater kicks-off its 45th Anniversary season with the Chicago Premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos and co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things runs September 6 - October 13, 2019, with press performance on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Opens At The Ahmanson TheatrePhoto Flash: John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Opens At The Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

Following its Tony-nominated hit Broadway run seen by tens of thousands, Tony Award winner John Leguizamo's one-man play “Latin History for Morons” will be presented by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from September 5 through October 20, 2019. See photos from opening night! (more...)

Everyman Announces Upcoming Salon SeriesEveryman Announces Upcoming Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2019

2019 marks the fifth year of Everyman Theatre's innovative and exciting Salon Series. These play parties showcase emerging female playwrights and are directed by women from Everyman's Resident Company over select Monday nights this fall. (more...)

Dear Sugar Columnist Cheryl Strayed Comes To Life In TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Arden Theatre CompanyDear Sugar Columnist Cheryl Strayed Comes To Life In TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Arden Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Cheryl Strayed's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the best selling book that collects the highlights of The Rumpus's 'Dear Sugar' advice columns, is loved for its insight, humor, and compassion. Nia Vardalos, the star of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, along with Marshall Heyman and Thomas Kail, co-conceived a stage version inspired by Strayed's beloved book. TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the play, makes its Philadelphia premiere at Arden Theatre Company this fall. The production runs October 24 through December 8 at the Arcadia Stage. Reviewing press are invited to the 7PM performance on October 30, or any performance afterwards. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, Merrimack Repertory TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Tiny Beautiful Things, Nia Vardalos' stage adaptation of The New York Times' bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed, directed by Jen Wineman, starts PREVIEWS NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, and runs through October 6 at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell. (more...)

League Of Chicago Theatres Announces Fall HighlightsLeague Of Chicago Theatres Announces Fall Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

As the Year of Chicago Theatre continues, Chicago theatres open the fall season with some of the most exciting theatre in the country. Offerings from the city's more than 250 producing theatres include a range of special fall programming, featuring everything from the latest musicals to highly anticipated world premieres. (more...)

MRT Announces Cast For TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGSMRT Announces Cast For TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) today announced the cast for the buoyant Tiny Beautiful Things, Nia Vardalos' stage adaptation of The New York Times' bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed, directed by Jen Wineman, from September 11 to October 6 at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, according to Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas and Interim Artistic Director Terry Berliner. (more...)

MRT Announces ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END For a Full Season Written by WomenMRT Announces ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END For a Full Season Written by Women
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) today announced a lineup change to the 2019-20 Season with the addition of Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel. A one-woman tour-de-force, At Wit's End celebrates the life of one of the 20th Century's most beloved humorists, who wrote more than 4,000 columns for 900 newspapers and 30 million readers. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Casting For First Three ProductionsVictory Gardens Announces Casting For First Three Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Executive Director Erica Daniels, announces casting for its upcoming productions of Tiny Beautiful Things based on the book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted by Nia Vardalos, directed by Vanessa Stalling, The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, and How to Defend Yourself by liliana padilla, directed by Marti Lyons. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGSVictory Gardens Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater kicks-off its 45th Anniversary season with the Chicago Premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos and co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things runs September 6 a?" October 13, 2019, with press performance on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Austin Playhouse Kicks Off its 20th Anniversary Season with HOLMES AND WATSONAustin Playhouse Kicks Off its 20th Anniversary Season with HOLMES AND WATSON
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 11, 2019

Austin Playhouse is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season by revisiting two of their favorite characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Cast of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGSVictory Gardens Announces Cast of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater kicks-off its 45th season with the Chicago Premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book byCheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos and directed byVanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things runs September 6 - October 13, 2019, with press performance on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Austin Playhouse Announces 20th Anniversary SeasonAustin Playhouse Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Austin Playhouse announces their 20th Anniversary Season celebrating the human connections at the heart of live theatre. (more...)

Global Roundup 5/31 - INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Closing Early in Toronto, SIX in London and More!Global Roundup 5/31 - INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Closing Early in Toronto, SIX in London and More!
by BWW Special - May 31, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature INTO THE WOODS, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SIX and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Of HAPPY DAYS At Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: Opening Night Of HAPPY DAYS At Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's classic 'Happy Days' celebrated its opening night at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. See photos from the evening! (more...)

BWW Review: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Seattle Rep Offers Up Sage AdviceBWW Review: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Seattle Rep Offers Up Sage Advice
by Jay Irwin - May 23, 2019

Nia Vardalos' stage adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book "Tiny Beautiful Things", currently playing at the Seattle Rep, on the surface may seem like just a string of Strayed's advice columns, but when you peel back the layers and dive deeper it becomes so much more. As we get into the advice, we also get a glimpse into the woman who gave it, painting a portrait of a woman who's been through a lot and come out wiser on the other side. (more...)

THE 24 PLAYS Celebrates 24 Years When THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS Returns on June 17THE 24 PLAYS Celebrates 24 Years When THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS Returns on June 17
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

In 1995, a group of writers, directors and actors gathered on Manhattan's Lower East Side for what was supposed to be a one-time only event: write, direct, produce and perform new plays within the span of 24 hours. Twenty-four years later, The 24 Hour Plays and The 24 Hour Musicals are regularly performed around the world, touching everyone from celebrities to student artists and raising millions of dollars for charities. Today, The 24 Hour Plays announced that they'll mark their anniversary with an intimate production of The 24 Hour Musicals on Monday, June 17th at 8 PM on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center.   (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Announces Their 2019-20 SeasonArden Theatre Company Announces Their 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

The Arden Theatre Company has announced its full 2019-20 subscription season. The lineup includes the previously announced musicals RAGTIME and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, plus the world premiere Philadelphia playwright Lorene Cary's MY GENERAL TUBMAN. The seven-show season includes a work by MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING star Nia Vardalos based on a book by Cheryl Strayed, plus two productions in the intimate Bob & Selma Horan Studio Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Released For TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Seattle RepFull Cast Released For TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Seattle Rep today announced the cast and creative team of its final production of the 2018/2019 Season, Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Torch, Brave Enough, Wild, 'Dear Sugar') and adapted for the stage by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Instant Mom). Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman ('Dietland'), Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease Live!'), and Vardalos, and directed by Courtney Sale (Artistic Director for Seattle Children's Theatre), Tiny Beautiful Things will run May 17 - June 23, 2019 (opening night is May 22) on the Leo K. stage. Single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and are available through the Seattle Rep Patron Services Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Nia Vardalos to Discuss TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Today on Arts in ReviewNia Vardalos to Discuss TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Today on Arts in Review
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

On Apr, 19, Julio welcomes welcomes Academy Award-nominated writer and actress Nia Vardalos, who will reprise the role of Sugar for the Pasadena Playhouse production of Tiny Beautiful Things. (more...)

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