Jim Parsons has reportedly taken the old theatrical “break a leg” tradition a little too close for comfort.
During a matinee performance of The Boys in the Band revival on Broadway Saturday, the out Big Bang Theory star tripped on stage while walking out to take his bow.
“So…Jim Parsons tripped down a stair when they came out for their encore and couldn’t stand for his bow,” one Twitter user in attendance wrote, adding, “the poor thing limped off while everyone else took their bow. Yikes.”
So…Jim Parsons tripped down a stair when they came out for their encore and couldn't stand for his bow…the poor thing limped off while everyone else took their bow. Yikes.
— Ruth ?? (@bombusperplexus) May 12, 2018
Afterward, the show’s official Twitter account announced that because of the curtain call fall, the Saturday night performance was canceled.
In a since-deleted tweet, the account wrote: “Due to a minor injury of a cast member, the Sat evening performance has been canceled. Performances will resume Monday night. Please contact your point-of-purchase for refund and exchange information.”
The good news is the injury seems mild, but the last-minute cancellation didn’t go over well with some fans, particularly those from out of town who’d traveled to New York specifically to see the show.
One disappointed ticket holder wrote, “I’m sorry that hear that @jimparsonspriv got hurt and we wish him a speedy recovery. Came from FL just to see te (sic) show, so we can’t help to be disappointed. Get an understudy. Bazinga!”
I’m sorry that hear that @jimparsonspriv got hurt and we wish him a speedy recovery. Came from FL just to see te show, so we can’t help to be disappointed. Get an understudy. Bazinga!
— Mariano Morales (@nano3226) May 13, 2018
The Boys in the Band is a 1968 play by Mart Crowley that examines gay life pre-Stonewall. The revival cast includes Parsons, Andrew Rannells, Zachary Quinto, Michael Benjamin Washington and Matt Bomer.