Stage Adaptation of "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God" Heading to Broadway
By Adam Hetrick
An Act of God, a stage adaptation of the satirical publication "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God," will bow on Broadway in 2015, producer Jeffrey Finn announced April 23.
Published in 2011, "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God" was penned by Emmy Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" writer David Javerbaum, a 2008 Tony Award nominee for the musical Cry-Baby.
The writer adapted his book, which is characterized as being "written by God and scribed by David Javerbaum," for the stage production that is titled An Act of God.
Javerbaum also runs the popular satirical Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.
Casting, creative duties and a Broadway opening date for An Act of God were not announced.
Press materials for the Broadway announcement teased that "the identity of the actor whose body God will borrow for the show has yet to be determined, though he admitted the Lord's first choice – Oprah Winfrey – had already passed 'despite numerous divine entreaties.'"
"I am deeply disappointed that Jeffrey Finn has decided to produce this show," Javerbaum said in a statement. "It will force me to continue my unwanted professional association with God, an abstract entity who has given me nothing but discomfort and agita. It is my desperate hope that we close out of town."
Finn, a three-time Tony Award-nominated producer, is represented on Broadway this season with the new Will Eno play The Realistic Joneses. His productions also include I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, Dead Accounts, Scandalous, Seminar, American Idiot, A View from the Bridge, Oleanna, Blithe Spirit and On Golden Pond. He is the 2013 recipient of the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing.
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