Jim Parsons to Make Broadway Debut in ‘The Normal Heart’

Lee Pace of “Pushing Daisies” will also star

"The Big Bang Theory" Emmy winner Jim Parsons will make his Broadway debut in Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart," the show's producer announced Monday.

Parsons will appear opposite Lee Pace of "Pushing Daisies," also making his Broadway debut.

Previously announced castings include Joe Mantello as Ned Weeks, Ellen Barkin as Dr. Emma Brookner and John Benjamin Hickey as Felix Turner. 

Joel Grey will direct the show, which begins its limited 12-week engagement on Tuesday, April 19 at the John Golden Theatre. The official opening night will be Wednesday, April 27.

The groundbreaking play, one of the first to look at AIDS, looks at group of friends trying to prevent doctors, politicians and the news media conceal an unspoken epidemic.