Tag: Thomas Kail

Advice and Consent: Nia Vardalos Finds “Tiny Beautiful Things”

[article as originally published in The Clyde Fitch Report, October 3, 2017.] Tiny Beautiful Things has returned in quiet triumph to the Public Theater after last season’s sold-out engagement in the tiny Shiva Theater. Co-conceived with Marshall Heyman and director Thomas Kail, actress Nia Vardalos adapted novelist Cheryl Strayed’s anthologized advice columns (“Dear Sugar”) into a play of small moments.

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Why Does a Play About the Internet Have a Realistic Set?

[article as originally published at TDF Stages, December 13, 2016.] The meaningful space of Tiny Beautiful Things. It might be about strangers communicating on the vast and anonymous internet, but Tiny Beautiful Things is a play of personal moments and intimate environs. Now playing at the Public in their Shiva Theater space, the show adapts

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Hamilton: A Critics’ Dialogue

[I am one voice among many in this article originally published by “Exeunt Staff” in Exeunt Magazine, October 31, 2016. All New York production photos by Joan Marcus.] Overwhelming levels of Hamil-hype have surrounded Lin Manuel Miranda’s Founding Fathers musical since it opened Off-Broadway. Exeunt’s New York team debate how the Hamilton phenomenon influences their

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