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Jim Parsons talks Twitter, God and acting on Broadway
Congratulations, Twitter, you’ve birthed your first Broadway show! The idea for An Act of God, a new play by former Daily Show head writer and current The Late Late Show with James Corden producer David Javerbaum, dates back to 2010, when the comedian launched his hilarious, foul-mouthed, eventually 1.9-million-follower-strong handle @TheTweetOfGod, which is exactly what it sounds like. Now, Javerbaum is bringing the Almighty One to the Great White Way, with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, last seen on Broadway in Harvey, stepping into those made-of-clouds-and-dreams shoes and answering burning, age-old questions. Just before the comedy started rehearsals, the two (who have actually only met a few times) met up for a candid chat. David Javerbaum: You’re well aware that during rehearsals God may come down and request that certain lines be changed. You’re prepared to deal with that?Jim Parsons: I don’t feel like I have any choice. Javerbaum: Tell me about it. I haven’t had a choice for years.Parsons: Well, there you go. There’s peace in that, isn’t there? Where you go, “You know what? I give up. Jesus, take the wheel.” Javerbaum: Yeah, just surrender to God. So when I [heard you were cast], it was like, Holy shit, Jim Parsons. It was the coolest.Parsons: There’s this wonderful opportunity for it to be one of the most fun times in the theater that I’ve ever gotten to have onstage. It’s very playful and it’s very—interactive isn’t exactly the right word—but you’re talkin
Post-Tony nomination massacres
It’s a grim annual ritual: Tony Award nominations come out and snubbed shows start dropping like flies. Yesterday it was Living on Love, the Renée Fleming vehicle that received less than loving responses, struggled at the box office, and then gave up after garnering zero nods
Nods, snubs and sweeps: Five takeaways from the 2015 Tony Award nominations
This morning, Broadway-bound Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker announced the nominees for the 2015 Tony Awards. While for us there weren’t a lot of surprises (our pre-nominations were pretty close), there are still lessons to be drawn from the announcement.
Susan Sarandon hosts a powerful new play about Ugandan child soldiers
Although Anne Hathaway is currently playing a troubled drone pilot in the Public Theater’s Grounded, and the Culture Project has a movement-theater piece based on a horrific gang rape in India, hard-hitting issue plays are frustratingly rare in New York.