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Big Bang Theory Actor Jim Parsons will Lead Fall Musical ‘A man of no Importance’

Four-time Emmy winner and The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will be leading the Classic Stage Company’s Off Broadway production of A Man of No Importance

The musical premiered at Lincoln Center in 2002, and it’s based on a homonymous 1994 Albert Finney film. It features a script by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and music and lyrics by the team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Ragtime).

In the two-act play, Parsons will be Alfie Byrne, a local bus driver and leader of an amateur theater group in Dublin in the 1960s. When Alfie decides to start a production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, he faces objections from church authorities, mostly Father Kenny. But Alfie stays strong in his belief of the redemptive power of theater, love, and friendship.

The production will begin performances at New York’s Classic Stage Company on October 11, and the official opening night is set for October 30. A Man of No Importance will have a limited run through December 4.

The rest of the casting has not been disclosed yet. The musical director is no other than John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company, The Color Purple).

Parsons made his Broadway debut in 2011 in Larry Kramer’s production The Normal Heart. He’s also appeared on Broadway in Harvey, An Act of God, and the 2018 Tony-winning revival of The Boys in the Band. Parsons won four Emmy Awards for his performance as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. He also starred in Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas in 2014, the HBO adaptation of The Normal Heart, Garden State (2004) and Wish I Was Here (2014). 

Most recently, Parsons has been cast as a voice actor for TV series Pet the Cat, and Young Sheldon,a The Big Bang Theory spinoff prequel set in 1989 as a 9-year-old genius, Sheldon Cooper struggles to understand and be understood by his family, classmates, and neighbors. 

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