Hand to God 2015

Run Time:
One hour and 55 minutes with one intermission
Ages: 14+
Opened: April 7, 2015
Closing: January 03, 2016

Hand to God - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Booth Theatre (Broadway)
222 West 45th St. New York, NY

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.


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Review: ‘Hand to God’ Features a Foul-Talking Puppet
8 / 10

In a Broadway season dominated by the usual fodder - musicals new and old, and a healthy serving of Important British Dramas - Mr. Askins's black comedy about the divided human soul, previously seen in two separate Off Broadway runs, stands out as a misfit both merry and scary, and very welcome...Mr. Boyer's performance as Jason is tender and touching, his performance as Tyrone outlandish and hilarious; put them together and you have that rarely seen (although often hailed) acting achievement: a true tour de force...What makes the play so sneakily resonant is how Mr. Askins exposes the base impulses, the sexual, self-destructive, potentially violent ones, that just about everyone harbors to some small degree... Pick up a newspaper and you read another grim report about men and women little older than Jason succumbing to far more destructive passions. Maybe if more of the world's troubled youth discharged their demons with the help of sock puppets, things might not look so grim.

Broadway review: 'Hand To God'
8 / 10

God may have created the heavens and the earth and all living things -- but the Devil surely created Tyrone, the filthy-minded, foul-mouthed sock puppet that has audiences howling at 'Hand to God.' Robert Askins' furiously funny comedy about adolescent rebellion against religious cant has made a smooth passage from workshop (at Ensemble Studio Theater) to Off Broadway (in an MCC production) to Broadway. Moritz von Stuelpnagel hasn't touched a hair on the head of his clever production and the original cast is still golden. At 800 seats, the intimate Booth proves extremely hospitable to this fiendish little satire of all things holy.

Photo Flash: FULL HOUSE Reunion! Mary-Kate Olsen Visits Bob Saget at HAND TO GOD
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!

Broadway's HAND TO GOD Wins Lawsuit Over Abbott & Costello's 'Who's on First?'
by Jessica Khan - December 17, 2015


HAND TO GOD can now celebrate a legal victory over the holiday season.

VIDEO: HAND TO GOD's Bob Saget Gives A Comedian's Perspective On Donald Trump's Campaign
by Michael Dale - December 16, 2015


Saget has something to say to those comparing Trump to legendary insult comic Don Rickles.

VIDEO: Playwright Robert Askins and Cast Talk About HAND TO GOD's Amazing Journey To Broadway
by Michael Dale - December 10, 2015


The playwright, the company and associate producer Lucas McMahon chat with Talks at Google.

HAND TO GOD's Bob Saget Makes a Comedy Transition With Pastor Greg
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.

VIDEO: Bob Saget Jokes He Took 'Vow of Celibacy' to Star in Broadway's HAND TO GOD
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.

VIDEO: HAND TO GOD's Playwright Robert Askins Talks of His Own Spirituality and of Emotional Healing on Just Faith
by Michael Dale - November 16, 2015


He created Broadway's most foul-mouthed blasphemous character but is actually a very spiritual man.

VIDEO: Bob Saget Talks Return to Broadway in HAND TO GOD on 'The View'
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.'

Photo Flash: Ashley Olsen Visits FULL HOUSE Co-Star Bob Saget at HAND TO GOD
by Sally Henry - November 7, 2015


It was a Tanner family reunion at the Booth Theatre.

Photo Coverage: Bob Saget is Back on Broadway in HAND TO GOD!
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.

TV: There's a New Pastor in Town- Bob Saget Explains Why He Can't Wait to Be Back on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - 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'!

Comedian and TV Icon Bob Saget Returns to Broadway Tonight in HAND TO GOD
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.

Photo Flash: Legendary Filmmaker Steven Spielberg Visits Broadway's HAND TO GOD
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!

VIDEO: Bob Saget Jokes HAND TO GOD Character 'Is a Stretch for Me'
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.'

TV: Saget's Back! HAND TO GOD Gets Ready to Welcome a New Pastor Greg
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

Photo Coverage: Bob Saget Gets Ready for is Broadway Return in HAND TO GOD!
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.

HAND TO GOD's Tyrone McHansley Needs a Date For Halloween! Can You Build Him One?
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2015


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STAGE TUBE: HAND TO GOD's Tyrone McHansely Says 'Follow Your Bliss' in Brand New Motivational Monday
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2015


A bit of sage wisdom from that kind and even-tempered patron saint of self-control, Tyrone McHansely.

Breaking News: Bob Saget Will Return to Broadway Later This Fall in HAND TO GOD!
by Nicole Rosky - October 6, 2015


Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that 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 God cast 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.  More info at www.HandToGodBroadway.com.

STAGE TUBE: HAND TO GOD's Tyrone McHansely Says 'It's Never Too Late' in Brand New Motivational Monday
by Michael Dale - October 6, 2015


Time for this week's sage advice from Hand to God's kind and even-tempered patron saint of self-control, Tyrone McHansely.

HAND TO GOD's Tyrone Responds To THERÈSE RAQUIN Incident
by Michael Dale - October 2, 2015


While the issue of actors' safety is not one to be taken lightly, the good people at HAND TO GOD were never ones to shy away from a little irreverent fun.

STAGE TUBE: HAND TO GOD's Tyrone McHansely Says 'Dream Big' in Brand New Motivational Monday
by Michael Dale - September 29, 2015


Time for this week's sage advice from Hand to God's kind and even-tempered patron saint of self-control, Tyrone McHansely.

Hand to God History

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2014   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
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2015   Broadway Original Broadway Production
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2016   West End Original West End Production
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Hand to God - 2015 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2015 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Robert Askins
2015 Theatre World Awards Theatre World Award Geneva Carr
2015 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Moritz von Stuelpnagel
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Steven Boyer
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Sarah Stiles
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Geneva Carr
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Mariano V. Tolentino Jr.
2015 Tony Awards Best Play MCC Theater
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Ensemble Studio Theatre
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Jam Theatricals
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Ayal Miodovnik
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Lily Fan
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Timothy Laczynski
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Jhett Tolentino
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Joan Raffe
2015 Tony Awards Best Play DeSimone/Winkler
2015 Tony Awards Best Play LAMS Productions
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Stephanie Kramer
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Morris Berchard
2015 Tony Awards Best Play CMC
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Broadway Global Ventures
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Kevin McCollum
2015 Tony Awards Best Play Robert Askins

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