Although these distinguished men of theater are better known for their noteworthy performances on television, Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Christian Borle (Smash) began their acting careers in the Great White Way and have come back this season to pay tribute to some of theater’s best comedies.
Jim Parsons hit the small screen in 2007 starring in CBS’s comedy sitcom The Big Bang Theory, as Sheldon Cooper, a socially awkward theoretical physicist. He has since been nominated for three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series of which he won two. Based on the Oscar-winning movie by Henry Koster, Harvey is Elwood’s (Jim Parsons) best friend, an invisible six-foot tall rabbit. Elwood’s sister,Veta, tries to commit him to a sanatorium but ends up being committed herself. This charming, witty and musing comedy is a can’t-miss classic and Jim Parson’s performance as Elwood is nothing short of stellar. But hurry up! The show closes this August 5th!
Peter and the Starcatcher
Wicked is to The Wizard of Oz as Peter and the Starcatcher is to Peter Pan. This laugh-out-loud, knee slapping, teary-eyes spectacular tells the story of the boy that never grew up and his new found enemy, Black Stache (Christian Borle). The winner of 5 Tony Awards is chalk full of ‘aha’ moments and a cast of 12 that brings to life ingenious set designs and over 100 marvelous characters. Christian Borle, better known as Tom Levitt from NBC’s hit series Smash, won his first Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for playing Black Stache in Peter and the Starchatcher.
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