HEAR YE! HEAR YE! GOD HAS CHOSEN HIS ANGELS!
Joining Emmy® & Golden Globe® Winner
JIM PARSONS as “God”
Will Be Christopher Fitzgerald as “Michael” & Tim Kazurinsky as “Gabriel”
Written By God
Transcribed By Emmy Award® Winner David Javerbaum
Directed By Tony Award® Winner Joe Mantello
A Strictly Limited Engagement
Performances Begin May 5, 2015
Officially Opens on May 28, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54
(New York, NY) – God has chosen His Angels! Casting is now complete for the new Broadway comedy An Act of God starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons. Joining Parsons will be two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian’s Rainbow, Young Frankenstein) as “Michael” & Tim Kazurinsky (“SNL”, Police Academy) as “Gabriel”. An Act of God is written by God, transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum and directed by Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello.
God released the following statement through His press agent, “I’m so pleased Chris and Tim will be coming on board as the Angels Michael and Gabriel. They’re funny, facile and quick. It’s the next best thing to having Michael and Gabriel play themselves, which Actor’s Equity refused to allow.”
The 13-week strictly limited engagement begins performances on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and officially opens on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). To purchase tickets, please visit the Studio 54 box office, www.anactofgod.com, www.telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200.
An Act of God will feature scenic design by Tony Award® winner Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon), costume design by Tony Award® nominee David Zinn (Fun Home), lighting design by Hugh Vanstone (Matilda) sound design by Drama Desk Award® winner Fitz Patton (It’s Only A Play) and projection design by Drama Desk Award® winner Peter Nigrini (Here Lies Love).
The King of the Universe is tackling His greatest challenge yet: Broadway. This spring, God takes the form of four-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons in An Act of God, a 90-minute comedy where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight… and He’s not holding back!
An Act of God is based on the critically acclaimed book written by God and transcribed by David Javerbaum. Javerbaum is a 13-time Emmy Award® winner for his work as a head writer and executive producer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and also curator of the Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, which has over 1.86 million followers.
An Act of God is produced by Jeffrey Finn, The Shubert Organization, Carl Moellenberg, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stacey Mindich, FG Productions, John Frost, Corinne Hayoun, Jamie Kaye-Phillips, Scott Landis, Larry Magid, Stephanie P. McClelland, David Mirvish and Daryl Roth.
101 Productions, Ltd. serve as Executive Producers.
Tickets for An Act of God are available at www.telecharge.com (212-239-6200), or at the Studio 54 box office (254 West 54th Street). The playing schedule for An Act of God is as follows: Monday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. Beginning June 1, the playing schedule will be: Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note: there will be no 8pm performance on Saturday, July 4th and a performance has been added on Friday, July 3 at 2pm.
Ticket prices range from $55-149.00.
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Official website: www.AnActOfGod.com
JIM PARSONS (God). Theater credits include Harvey (Broadway, Roundabout at Studio 54), The Normal Heart (Broadway, Golden Theatre, Theatre World Award nominee), Merton of the Movies (Broadway, Roundabout at Studio 54), The Castle (Manhattan Ensemble Theater), The Countess (San Diego, Globe Theater), The Tempest and As You Like It (Houston Shakespeare Festival). Television credits include “The Big Bang Theory” (Four-time Emmy winner, Golden Globe Award winner and SAG nominee), “The Normal Heart” (Emmy nominee), “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas”. Film credits include Home (DreamWorks Animation, March 27, 2015), Visions, Wish I Was Here, Garden State and School for Scoundrels. Parsons earned a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Old Globe Theater/University of San Diego and a BA from the University of Houston.
CHRISTOPHER FITZGERALD (Michael) most recently completed filming a new DIRECTV series, starring opposite Steven Pasquale. Broadway: The Merchant of Venice, Finian’s Rainbow (Drama Desk Award, Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Young Frankenstein (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Wicked, Amour (Drama Desk Award nomination), Chicago. Off-Broadway: The Winter’s Tale (Public), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Actor’s Playhouse) Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Lincoln Center), Saturday Night (Second Stage. Drama Desk Award nomination), Wise Guys (New York Theater Workshop), Corpus Christi (Manhattan Theatre Club), Fully Committed (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Public), Stairway to Paradise, Babes In Arms and Broadway Bash (City Center’s Encores!), the title role in Barnum at the Chichester Festival Theatre (UK), and 13 seasons with the Williamstown Theater Festival. TV: “The Good Wife”, “Elementary”, “Twins" (series regular, WB), "Next Caller" (NBC), "The Electric Company" (PBS). Film: Opposite Kristin Wiig and Annette Bening in Girl Most Likely, Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, Personal Velocity, and Dedication. M.F.A. American Conservatory Theater.
TIM KAZURINSKY (Gabriel). Kazurinsky quit the ad biz to join Chicago’s famed Second City Theatre (1977 - 1980). He was a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (1981- 84) and played Officer Sweetchuck in three Police Academy films. A 20 year stint as a screenwriter (My Bodyguard, About Last Night, For Keeps, The Cherokee Kid, Strange Relations) followed. His pal George Wendt dragged Tim back on stage to do The Odd Couple. Most recently he’s done A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Old Jews Telling Jokes, and for the past year played the Wizard of Oz in the 1st National Tour of Wicked.
JOE MANTELLO (Director). Directing credits include The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, I’ll Eat You Last, The Other Place, Dogfight, Other Desert Cities, The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, Wicked, Blackbird, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Take Me Out (Tony Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Design for Living, The Vagina Monologues, bash, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Proposals, The Mineola Twins, Corpus Christi. Film: Love! Valour! Compassion! As an actor: The Normal Heart (Tony Award nomination), Angels in America (Tony Award nomination) and The Baltimore Waltz. He is the recipient of Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Clarence Derwent, Obie and Joe A. Callaway awards. He is a member of Naked Angels and an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.
GOD (Playwright) is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere. His previous novels, The Old Testament, The New Testament, and The Koran, have sold an impressive 5 billion copies, with the first two in particular coming to be collectively regarded as something of a bible of their field. An Act Of God will be his first work written directly for the stage, although his 1827 comic romp The Book of Mormon was recently adapted into a successful Broadway musical. God lives in heaven with his wife, Ruth, and their children, Zach, Jesus, and Kathy. You can follow him at your local church, synagogue, or mosque, or @TheTweetOfGod.
DAVID JAVERBAUM (Adaptor) is a former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and is the co-author of that show’s bestsellers America: The Book and Earth: The Book. He was nominated for a Tony for co-writing the score to the 2008 musical Cry-Baby and has written many of Neil Patrick Harris’ songs for the Tony Awards, including “Broadway is Not Just for Gays Anymore”. He currently works as a producer for the upcoming The Late Late Show with James Corden.
JEFFREY FINN (Producer) is a three-time Tony Award nominee. Broadway: The Elephant Man, The Realistic Joneses, I’ll Eat You Last, Dead Accounts, Scandalous, Seminar, American Idiot, A View from the Bridge, Oleanna, Blithe Spirit, and On Golden Pond. Upcoming projects include The Honeymooners, a new musical based on the Legendary CBS television series. Jeffrey received the 2013 Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing.
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