Jim Parsons Goes to the Theater With 'Young Sheldon' Actor Iain Armitage
By Liz Calvario
Two Sheldon Coopers are better than one!
Jim Parsons met up with Iain Armitage, the young actor who will play the 9-year-old version of his Big Bang Theory character in the upcoming CBS spinoff Young Sheldon. The two attended a performance of the Broadway musical Come From Away in New York and shared their experience on social media.
"What a great time: Saw the fantastic Come From Away with the equally fantastic Iain," wrote Parsons on Instagram, with a photo of the two smiling in their seats. Meanwhile Armitage's Instagram post said, "Iain was so happy to see one of his favorite shows with one of his favorite people! Thank you for a great evening, Jim Parsons! Come From Away remains such a terrific show and it was fun to celebrate the cast tonight!"
Young Sheldon, which will make its debut in the 2017-18 CBS slate, will be a half-hour, single-camera sitcom that follows Sheldon in his formative years, living with his uber religious mom in East Texas and then following him to high school. The series will be narrated by Parsons as his Big Bang character.
Armitage was last seen in HBO's drama Big Little Lies, playing Shailene Woodley's son, Ziggy.