As the old saying goes, Jesus saves, Moses invests, God recoups. Even on Broadway, where 80% of shows fail. The Deity had an inside edge with the Big Bang Theory star as His stand-in at Studio 54 for the limited run, which began performances on May 7 and is slated to close on August 2.
Lead producer Jeffrey Finn announced Wednesday that the show recouped its $2.9 million capitalization in just 10 weeks, becoming the first Broadway production of the 2015-16 season to return its initial investment. Of course, it is also the only new show of the 2015-2016 season to have opened so far (except for Penn & Teller, who may need a few more days since opening Sunday to recoup). It opened to very positive reviews (though not here) and has consistently taken in 90% or more of its $1 million weekly gross potential.
In addition to Parsons, An Act Of God features Christopher Fitzgerald as Michael and Tim Kazurinsky as Gabriel. Written by 13-time Emmy winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart), it’s directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello. Finn’s co-producers are the Shubert Organization, Carl Moellenberg, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stacey Mindich, Bob Boyett, 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.