Four-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons will play God in the new Broadway comedy An Act of God, scheduled to begin performances May 5 at Studio 54. Published in 2011, The Last Testament: A Memoir By God was penned by Emmy Award-winning writer from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart David Javerbaum, a 2008 Tony Award nominee for the musical Cry-Baby. Javerbaum also runs the popular satirical Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod. Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Wicked) will direct the play, a stage adaptation of the satirical publication. The limited engagement will open on Broadway May 28. A statement, released by “God,” reads, “I chose Jim to play Me because I relish the irony of telling the real story of the Six Days of Creation through the star of The Big Bang Theory. Plus, he’s funny. The theatre was also chosen for ironic reasons, as Studio 54,up to this point, has been the single most God-less place in the universe. And as for our director, Joe Mantello, that was not ironic. I’ve been a fan of his since Wicked!” The play is billed as a 90 minute conversation in which God will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind. The new Book of Mormon? We’ll soon find out.