He’s won Emmys for The Big Bang Theory, but now he’s all about creationism. Or something. Jim Parsons will play God (the Almighty) in An Act of God, the previously announced stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God. The production will begin performances on May 5 at Studio 54 (can you imagine a more sacred space on Broadway?). Opening night is set for May 28. Tony winner Joe Mantello will direct.
The Creator Himself has written the Play, which has been transcribed by Emmy-winning The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum.
Parsons made his Broadway debut in The Normal Heart and most recently appeared on the Great White Way in Harvey. He has taken home four Emmy Awards for his performance as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. His additional screen credits include Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, the HBO adaptation of The Normal Heart, Garden State and Wish I Was Here.
God (through His press agent) has billed the show as such: “A 90-minute conversation in which I will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind.” In an early statement, He said, “This Play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old fashioned…and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.” Jeez, God.
Casting of two angels, the design team and the end date of the limited engagement will be announced shortly. Although the show is playing at Roundabout's Studio 54, it is not a Roundabout production. This is the Word of the Lord.