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Hand to God - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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The hilarious and provocative Hand to God centers on shy, inquisitive student Jason, who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and-most especially-his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason's hand puppet Tyrone-once soft-spoken-takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. As Tyrone's influence over Jason steadily grows, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

Hand to God will feature the complete cast of the hit 2014 MCC Theater production: Steven Boyer as Jason/Tyrone; Geneva Carr, in her Broadway debut, as Margery; Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch as Pastor Greg; Sarah Stiles as Jessica; and Michael Oberholtzer, in his Broadway debut, as Timmy. Boyer reprises the role for which he has been honored with an Obie Award, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play, the Actors' Equity Association Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Newcomer, and a citation from the Drama League for Distinguished Performance, among other awards.

Running Time:

One hour and 55 minutes with one intermission

Booth Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St.

Featured Reviews For Hand to God


Hand to God - TimeOut NY
Praise be to the angels behind it: Hand to God has made it to Broadway. No need for heavenly choir music, though, because the reception the play deserves is the one it gets nightly at the Booth: roars of gleeful laughter. Some have wondered whether Robert Askins's outrageous dark comedy-about a sweet Christian teen, Jason (Steven Boyer), and his demonic puppet, Tyrone-would work as well in a larger venue as in its two hit Off Broadway runs. The answer is a resounding, full-throated yes. The freshest and funniest Broadway comedy in years, Hand to God is to plays as The Book of Mormon is to musicals: a welcome breath of foul air.

'Hand to God' review: A devilish sock puppet, and sex - Newsday
Last spring Off-Broadway, "Hand to God" was a wicked little church satire about a small-town Texas teen whose sock puppet is possessed by the devil. Improbably pumped up for Broadway, with a lot more yelling and joke-pounding, the offbeat reverence shrinks in charm and impact. Robert Askins' gory yet sweet-natured spoof feels more like a drawn-out sketch, and the gleeful dirty-talk gets childish when hammered by good actors encouraged to shriek. Despite the bible ripping and the "have-a-blessed-day" pieties, however, "Hand to God" is as much about religion as "Avenue Q" is about Sesame Street. Both are just diving boards to bounce dangerous thoughts into safe water.


 



 

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by Tyler Peterson - December 23, 2015
It was a FULL HOUSE reunion on Broadway last night when Mary-Kate Olsen came to visit her former television father, Bob Saget, at HAND TO GOD. Saget documented their visit on Instagram - check out shots below!
by Jessica Khan - December 17, 2015
HAND TO GOD can now celebrate a legal victory over the holiday season.
by Michael Dale - December 16, 2015
Saget has something to say to those comparing Trump to legendary insult comic Don Rickles.
by Michael Dale - December 10, 2015
The playwright, the company and associate producer Lucas McMahon chat with Talks at Google.
by Michael Dale - December 9, 2015
The comedy and television star sees his new HAND TO GOD role as part of a career and personal transition.
by Caryn Robbins - November 30, 2015
Bob Saget stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC and shared with the anchors that he took an involuntary 'vow of celibacy' to play a Lutheran pastor in the Tony-nominated Broadway play HAND TO GOD.
by Michael Dale - November 16, 2015
He created Broadway's most foul-mouthed blasphemous character but is actually a very spiritual man.
by Caryn Robbins - November 10, 2015
The actor stopped by ABC's THE VIEW to talk about his latest project and explained, 'the press department says it's a combination of BOOK OF MORMON and AVENUE Q, if they had a baby it would be this play.'
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - November 9, 2015
Comedy and television icon Bob Saget just stepped into the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning last week through the production's previously announced closing on January 3, 2016. Saget returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. He will join current Hand to Godcast members Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles, and Michael Oberholtzer.
by Sally Henry - November 7, 2015
It was a Tanner family reunion at the Booth Theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 3, 2015
Comedy and television icon Bob Saget will step into the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning tonight, November 3, 2015 through the production's previously announced closing on January 3, 2016. Saget returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone.  Below, watch as he explains why he can't wait to return to the stage as 'Pastor Greg'!
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2015
Comedy and television icon Bob Saget will step into the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning tonight, November 3, 2015 through the production's previously announced closing on January 3, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2015
Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg stopped backstage to praise the cast of HAND TO GOD after seeing Sunday's matinee performance. Fun fact: Tony nominee Steven Boyer currently appears onscreen with Tom Hanks in Spielberg's latest film BRIDGE OF SPIES. Scroll down for a photo of Spielberg with the company!
by Caryn Robbins - October 23, 2015
The comic stopped by this morning's TODAY and compared the character to his raunchy stand-up persona, joking that the he is 'a stretch for me in that he is a good man.'
by TV - Press Previews - October 22, 2015
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, comedy and television icon Bob Saget will step into the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony® Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning November 3, 2015 through the production's previously announced closing on January 3, 2016. Saget returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony® winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. He will join current Hand to Godcast members Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr,Sarah Stiles, and Michael Oberholtzer. 3-time Tony® nominee Marc Kudisch, who originated the role of 'Pastor Greg', exits the production on November 1st to begin production on Baritones Unbound. Hand to God plays at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) through January 3, 2016 before immediately transferring to London's West End, with performances beginning on February 5, 2016 at the famed Vaudeville Theatre.
by Walter McBride - October 21, 2015
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, comedy and television icon Bob Saget will step into the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony® Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning November 3, 2015 through the production's previously announced closing on January 3, 2016. Saget returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony® winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. He will join current Hand to Godcast members Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr,Sarah Stiles, and Michael Oberholtzer. 3-time Tony® nominee Marc Kudisch, who originated the role of 'Pastor Greg', exits the production on November 1st to begin production on Baritones Unbound. Hand to God plays at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) through January 3, 2016 before immediately transferring to London's West End, with performances beginning on February 5, 2016 at the famed Vaudeville Theatre.
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2015
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Hand to God Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Hand to God have their been?
Hand to God has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2014, Broadway which opened in 2015 and West End which opened in 2016.

What Tony Awards has Hand to God been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Direction of a Play for Moritz von Stuelpnagel.

What other awards has Hand to God been nominated for?
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Robert Askins and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Geneva Carr.

What other awards has Hand to God won?
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Robert Askins Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Geneva Carr.

What productions of Hand to God have their been?
Hand to God has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2014, Broadway which opened in 2015 and West End which opened in 2016.

What awards has Hand to God been nominated for?
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Robert Askins and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Geneva Carr.

What awards has Hand to God won?
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Robert Askins Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Geneva Carr.

What productions of Hand to God have there been?
Hand to God has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2014, Broadway which opened in 2015 and West End which opened in 2016.