It turns out that God has descended to earth to explain the meaning of life, and he’s landed, of all places, on Broadway. But instead of speaking himself, he’s taking human form and speaking through the star of the hit television show “The Big Bang Theory,” Jim Parsons.

It all takes place in the new Broadway show “An Act of God,” which has sold out in previews. The show was born out of “The Book of the Last Testament,” a parody memoir born of the Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod – both of which come from David Javerbaum, the former executive producer and head writer of “The Daily Show.”

“I’ve had the Twitter account for five years, and I’ve had five years to just sort of try to inhabit this fictional character, to observe the use of God,” Javerbaum said. “Not just the big ways, but the way people say ‘God bless you’ when you sneeze, the way people call out his name during sex, the way God is routinely thanked after sporting events, the way he’s thanked by Grammy winners.”

Read/hear more and watch some clips from the play.

Photos by Jeremy Daniel

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