Saturday, May 30, 2015

Broadway Review: In "An Act of God" -- Jim Parsons plays the deity

By Alexis Soloski
Holy realistic: Jim Parsons, left, and Christopher Fitzgerald, in An Act of God by David Javerbaum. Photograph: Jeremy Daniel/AP
NEW YORK---Blessed art thou, the Lord our God, king of the universe. And hey, congratulations on thy Broadway debut in An Act of God. And OK, admittedly, I wasn’t expecting thou to choose Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory as an avatar. Was Mandy Patinkin not available? And listen, please don’t take this the wrong way, because thou hast a habit of turning thy doubters into pillars of salt, but couldn’t this have been funnier? Concluding the show with the new commandment “Thou shalt believe in thyself!” feels a little new agey for an old God like you. [link]