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Tiny Beautiful Things - 2016 - Off-Broadway

Academy Award-nominated writer and actress Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) makes her Public Theater debut with a richly funny, uniquely uplifting new show based on the book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, the best-selling author of Wild.

Vardalos is Sugar, the anonymous online advice columnist—later revealed to be Strayed—who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark and glimmering light at the heart of being human.

Tony Award winner Thomas Kail (Dry Powder, Hamilton) directs this exceptionally moving new play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answer.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Public Theater [Susan Stein Shiva Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020
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by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Oct 19, 2020
Today's episode features Hubert Point-Du Jour. The consummate New York actor, Tisch graduate Hubert Point-Du Jour has performed in over 20 plays commissioned by the likes of The Old Globe (The Two Gentleman of Verona), The Public (Tiny Beautiful Things) and Shakespeare in the Park (Kenny Leon’s Much Ado About Nothing) as well as been honored in two Obie Award winning productions (A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes; A Map of Virtue), all while simultaneously balancing a growing television career.
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by Stage Tube - May 9, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
After over a year without in-person performances, OpenStage Theatre & Company is returning to the Fort Collins theatre scene with two LIVE outdoor productions. The Summer Season will start with “Tiny Beautiful Things” based on the best selling book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted by Nia Vardalos for the stage and directed by Kate Austin-Gröen.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
The Old Globe today announced plans for the long-awaited full reopening of its three theatres in Balboa Park. Audiences will be able to once again gather in the Globe’s outdoor theatre starting June 4 and in the two indoor theatres in September.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2021
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by Alan Henry - May 17, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
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by Alexa Criscitiello - May 12, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
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by Marina Kennedy - May 10, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021
The Old Globe has announced the appointments of four Resident Artists to join the Globe’s artistic staff for a two-year residency. These four individuals will make a significant impact on the artistic life of The Old Globe as they contribute their voices, artistry, and perspectives to every area of the theatre’s artistic operations.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021
Play-PerView has raised almost $350,000 to date in support of arts organizations and other charities across the country through 45 major live-streamed events and additional auxiliary programming. Today, on the occasion of the company’s first anniversary, Play-PerView has announced programming and casting for upcoming events through May 15th.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2021
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by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 10, 2021
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by - Jul 19, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
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