Jim Parsons to play God on Broadway
Jim Parsons plays a theoretical physicist at Caltech on TV’s The Big Bang Theory each week.
Now he’s is getting the ultimate promotion: he’s playing God.
The four-time Emmy winner is set to return to Broadway in An Act of God based on the 2011 book The Last Testament: A Memoir By God written by David Javerbaum of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Javerbaum runs the popular satirical Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod and sent out a statement released from ‘God.’
‘I chose Jim to play Me because I relish the irony of telling the real story of the Six Days of Creation through the star of The Big Bang Theory. Plus, he’s funny.’
‘God’ also stated: ‘The theatre was also chosen for ironic reasons, as Studio 54 – up to this point – has been the single most God-less place in the universe.’
Studio 54 was the legendary New York nightclub from 1977 until 1981 regularly populated by the likes of Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger, among many others.
Performances will begin May 5 at Studio 54 with two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello directing.
Parsons and Mantello, both openly gay, starred in HBO’s The Normal Heart together and were both nominated for Emmy awards.
Parsons previously appeared on Broadway in The Normal Heart and Harvey.