What Broadway show is Jim Parsons in?
Jim Parsons shoots new Netflix project
New York In “Big Bang Theory” Jim Parsons plays the highly or over-intelligent physicist Sheldon Cooper, who already finds the idea of an existence of God absolutely ridiculous. He considers his mother’s religiosity only as proof of her stupidity. Now, however, 46-year-old Jim Parsons turns to a new godliness in his new project according to “Big Bang Theory”. The final and twelfth season of the series is just starting – and Parsons already has new plans. As the “Hollywood Reporter” reports, the actor is hiring for a new film project at Netflix.
“The Boys in the Band” is the name of the film, which will be available on streaming in 2020, based on the Broadway play of the same name. Parsons has also worked on it – in the role of Catholic Michael. “The Boys in the Band” dates from 1968, last year the story about homosexuals in New York, who in the 1960s still had to fight for recognition and against prosecution, was brought back to the Broadway stage in New York for its 50th birthday.
Jim Parsons now plays a Catholic
In addition to Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesus, Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington and Brian Hutchison also took part – according to the Instagram post by show runner Ryan Murphy, the actors are also to be available for the Netflix film. All gentlemen, as the title of the play suggests. Harold is celebrating his birthday in his apartment on New York’s Upper East Side, and actually has no desire to grow older. He’s afraid that without a youthful appearance he won’t be able to attract handsome young men.
At the same time a friend comes to visit, Alan, who is actually married to a woman, but it is hinted that the two once had an affair. Michael, played by Jim Parsons, helps to arrange the party. And here the actor can bring out his years of experience in the role of an unpleasant to annoying contemporary. Because Michael, catholic and alcoholic, is a kind of friend-enemy of Harold, he takes care of drama during the whole plot. Sounds almost like a Sheldon Cooper, except for the Catholic part. Through Michael and his games the initially happy birthday becomes a bitter affair.
The shooting of “Boys in the Band” starts in summer 2019
The filming is scheduled to begin this year. The film is scheduled to be shown at Netflix in 2020. Joe Mantello will direct the movie, as Show runner Murphy reports in his Instagram post, he has also already brought the Broadway play to the stage. David Stone and Ned Martel were hired as producers. Murphy has made a lavish deal with Netflix: For 300 million dollars, also reported by “Hollywood Reporter”, he is to direct a series of Broadway productions like “The Prom” or “American Son”.