AN ACT OF GOD Heading to Broadway in 2015
Producer Jeffrey Finn (Seminar, The Realistic Joneses) announced today An Act of God, the stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, is headed to Broadway. The new Broadway comedy is based on the critically acclaimed book, which was written by God and scribed by David Javerbaum, an 11-time Emmy Award winner for his work as a head writer and executive producer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart".
Finn says 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". Creative team and casting will be announced at a later date.
When reached for comment, God released the following statement through His press agent:
"Lo, I am thrilled to be making My Broadway debut. I verily hope it leads to more show business opportunities for Me, particularly in Hollywood, into which I have not been allowed up to this point. This play will help clear up the fallacy that I'm old-fashioned and holier-than-thou and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you. In short, thou shalt run, not walk, to see An Act Of God."
David Javerbaum, God's collaborator of five years, is penning God's script for Broadway.
"I am deeply disappointed that Jeffrey Finn has decided to produce this show," Javerbaum says. "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."
Producer Jeffrey Finn comments:
"Closing a deal with God and his entire team of agents, managers and lawyers has been a long process, but we finally got there. I could not be more honored, or physically and spiritually intimidated, to present God on Broadway."
The Last Testament: A Memoir by God is described as follows:
Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multitalented deity has played a pivotal role in many major events, including the Creation of the universe, the entirety of world history, and the co-creation (with his son) of "The Walking Dead". Sometimes preachy, sometimes holier-than-thou, but always lively, The Last Testament is the ultimate celebrity autobiography.
The show will be entirely subsidized by angels.