Jim Parsons Will Be Merton of The Movies In One-Night-Only Roundabout Benefit Reading | Playbill

News Jim Parsons Will Be Merton of The Movies In One-Night-Only Roundabout Benefit Reading Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome back four-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” Harvey) for a one-night-only reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly's Merton of the Movies to be directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, You Can't Take It With You) Dec. 1 at 7 PM at Studio 54 (254 W. 54th Street).

The reading is part of a tradition at Roundabout, bringing star-studded benefit readings in order to suppor the diverse range of programming at the theatre.

Past readings have included Intimate Apparel, Assassins, She Loves Me and A Little Night Music.

Here's how Merton of the Movies is billed, "It’s the golden era of silent motion pictures, and no one loves them more than Merton Gill, a naïve store clerk from a small town in Illinois. After taking an acting class—and determined to become a great dramatic actor—Merton uses his life’s savings to head to Hollywood. There’s only one problem: he can’t act. When a plucky young starlet and a manipulative movie executive see how inadvertently funny Merton’s earnest efforts are, they cast him in a comedy (that they tell him is a drama) and hilarity ensues!"

Tickets range from $100 to Benefactor tickets at $2,500.

VIP and Benefactor levels will include admission to a post-show cast party. To purchase and for more information call (212) 719.9393 or visit roundabouttheatre.org/merton.

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