Jim Parsons in Talks to Star in Broadway Revival of HARVEY
According to the NY Times, Broadway veteran and Emmy winner Jim Parsons is currently in talks to return to the Great White Way in a revival of HARVEY. The unconfirmed Roundabout Theatre Company production would open in Spring 2012.
A 1944 play by American playwright Mary Chase, HARVEY is about Elwood P. Dowd- an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey - whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, one-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter Myrtle Mae and their family from future embarrassment.
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Parsons is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which he has received several awards including the Television Critics Association award for the highest individual achievements in comedy,the National Association of Broadcasters Television Chairman's Award, and two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Parsons most recently starred in the Tony-winning production of THE NORMAL HEART.