Saturday, May 30, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘An Act of God,’ with Jim Parsons as the almighty comedian

By Charles Isherwood
God, as portrayed by Jim Parsons, with a new set of Commandments. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
NEW YORK---If God were really as adorable and funny as Jim Parsons in the new Broadway show “An Act of God,” perhaps many more of us would be minding our morals, rapaciously atoning for our sins and generally doing unto others as we would like to be done unto, all in the hopes of a breezy welcome at the pearly gates. How funny is the guy? He’s Jon Stewart funny, plus Stephen Colbert funny. (Mr. Javerbaum has written for both.) More obviously, it might be said that Mr. Parsons as Mr. Javerbaum’s tell-it-like-it-is God is, yes, divinely funny. [link]