The show is an adaptation from Cheryl Strayed‘s book of the same title.
The play will be directed by famed Hamilton director Thomas Kail.
This will be the first time the actress acts in a full-length play on stage in New York.
“I’ve done benefits that I’ve gotten to sing on Broadway, but nothing like this – a full play,” Vardalos said, according to contactmusic.com.
The show will premiere at the Public Theater in the fall of 2016.