An Act of God (2015, Jim Parsons) Summary

  • An Act of God (2015, Jim Parsons) is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of None
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: May 5, 2015
  • Opens May 28, 2015
  • Show Closed: August 2, 2015

An Act of God is a new comedic play by David Javerbaum, who formerly served as head writer and executive producer of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. The play is based on a book he wrote in 2011 entitled “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God.” Like the satirical publication on which it is based, the play is a hilarious riff on the Bible, along with a series of jokes and stories.

An Act of God (2015, Jim Parsons) on Broadway Background

The role of God is played by Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” Harvey, The Normal Heart), and the play is directed by Joe Mantello (whose many Broadway directing credits include The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, Other Desert Cities). Mantello is not only known for crafting supremely engaging theatrical experiences as a director, but he himself is also a seasoned actor. In particular, Mantello and Parsons acted together on Broadway in The Normal Heart, so they definitely have an established rapport that will ensure An Act of God is a precise and hilarious exploration of the concept of God and religion, with a humorous bent. The show is produced by Jeffrey Finn, whose previous credits include The Elephant Man, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, Dead Accounts and American Idiot. Jim Parsons last appeared in Studio 54 in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Harvey, which received excellent response both commercially and critically.

What’s An Act of God (2015, Jim Parsons) Like?

The play is a star vehicle for Jim Parsons, who has delighted his numerous fans for years on stage and screen. Other than the role of God played by Parsons, there are two smaller parts: angels who lend God a hand. Parsons, who has won four Emmy Awards for his role on TV’s “The Big Bang Theory,” is a comedic master, and David Javerbaum has proved his comedic chops by earning 11 Primetime Emmy Awards for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." The production will take place at Studio 54, a theatre generally occupied by the Roundabout Theatre Company, although this will be an independent commercial production.

Is An Act of God (2015, Jim Parsons) Good for Kids?

Yes! The show is appropriate for children over the age of 4. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Studio 54 Theatre

254 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 922
Entrance: 54th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

Studio 54 Theatre Seating Chart

An Act of God (2015, Jim Parsons) Marquee

An Act of God (2015, Jim Parsons) Marquee

Cast Members

God
Jim Parsons
Michael
Christopher Fitzgerald
Gabriel
Tim Kazurinsky

Producers

101 Productions, Ltd (Executive Producer)

Jeffrey Finn

Production Credits

Book
David Javerbaum
Direction
Joe Mantello
Settings
Scott Pask
Costume Design
David Zinn
Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design
Fitz Patton
Projection Design
Peter Nigrini

Creative Team

General Manager
101 Productions
Company Manager
Roseanna Sharrow at 101 Productions
Casting Director
Casparelliotis Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Press Agent
Polk & Co