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New York Times Bestselling Author Cheryl Strayed; Plus, Broadway Star Jeremy Jordan

The acclaimed writer and stage actor both discuss their exciting work.



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First, we're joined by Tony-Nominated actor, Jeremy Jordan, who discusses discovering his love for performing, and the excitement of his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages. We also talk with him about creating the role of Jack Kelly in Disney's Newsies on Broadway and his other starring roles in Bonnie & Clyde, West Side Story, Waitress, and more.

Jeremy Jordan will be performing many of Broadway's greatest hits with the Houston Symphony in The Best Of Broadway With Jeremy Jordan, this weekend at Jones Hall. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit

Then, we are joined by New York Times Bestselling Author, Cheryl Strayed, best known for her books, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which was adapted into the 2014 film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, and Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar.

Strayed discusses details from her writing career, including, her 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail that inspired Wild, how her advice column, Dear Sugar, inspired the collection of essays found in Tiny Beautiful Things, and the process of adapting her books for film and television.

The Tiny Beautiful Things series on Hulu will be released on Friday, April 7, 2023.

You can also listen to Cheryl Strayed on her podcasts Sugar Calling and Dear Sugars, available on all major podcast platforms.



Jeremy Jordan

  • Tony & Grammy-Nominated Actor

Cheryl Strayed

  • New York Times Bestselling Author, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" and "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar"

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