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Jim Parsons to play God on Broadway in 'An Act of God'

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Jim Parsons may star in The Big Bang Theory, but he’s playing the Creator in an upcoming Broadway play. 

Parsons will return to Broadway as God in An Act of God from former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum, the show’s producer announced today. Well, according to the announcement, God actually wrote the book on which the play is based, The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, while Javerbaum, who is also responsible for the Twitter handle @TheTweetOfGod, merely transcribed His words. In a statement, God described the play as 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.” 

Joe Mantello, the Tony award-winning director of Wicked and many others, will direct the play, which will run at Studio 54. The show will also feature two angels, whose casting has not yet been announced. 

The fact that Parsons stars in a show called The Big Bang Theory did not escape God, who said, “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. The theater was also chosen for ironic reasons, as Studio 54—up to this point—has been the single most God-less place in the universe. And as for our director, Joe Mantello, that was not ironic. I’ve been a fan of his since Wicked!” 

Performances of the play begin May 5, and it opens May 28. 

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