Friday, May 22, 2015

God is big box office on Broadway this month

By Jeremy Gerard
Jim Parsons Transforms Into God for 'An Act of God'
NEW YORK---Who says Times Square is godless? That hasn’t been the case at least since Disney came back to Broadway, though as usual the deity must co-exist, however uneasily, with Mammon. At the Shubert-owned Booth (where, we hope, He has a wicked sense of humor and a taste for, well let’s just say the exotic), best-play Tony nominee Hand To God is building: 88% of the seats were filled. Meanwhile at Studio 54, which the Roundabout Theatre Company is renting out for the limited run, Jim Parsons’ first full week of previews in the comedy An Act Of God took in $774K, or 73% of its $1 million gross potential, filling 80% of the seats. [link]