Four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) will star in Classic Stage Company's fall production of A Man of No Importance, beginning previews Off-Broadway October 11 prior to an official opening October 30.
Parsons, seen on Broadway in The Boys in the Band, The Normal Heart, An Act of God, and Harvey, will play Alfie Byrne. Additional casting will be announced.
Featuring a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, A Man of No Importance will be the final CSC production directed by John Doyle following his tenure as artistic director. The musical tells the story of an amateur theatre group in 1960s Dublin and their leader, bus driver Alfie Byrne, who is determined to stage a production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome despite the objections of local church authorities.
Based on the 1994 Albert Finney film, A Man of No Importance won the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
Performances will continue through December 4. Tickets will go on sale at a later date.