Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway

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Posted: Apr 23, 2014 2:18 PM
Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Someone pretty critic-proof is coming to Broadway: The Almighty.

Producer Jeffrey Finn on Wednesday said he hopes to mount a stage adaptation of the humor book "The Last Testament: A Memoir by God" on Broadway by 2015. The play, called "An Act of God," will be adapted by author, David Javerbaum, and star, well, God.

A timetable, cast and creative team details will be announced later.

Javerbaum is the former head writer and executive producer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He also co-wrote the score to 2008 musical "Cry-Baby" and songs for the Tony Awards hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, including the tune "Broadway is Not Just for Gays Anymore."

"The Last Testament: A Memoir by God" was billed as God's celebrity autobiography.

Finn has produced "Seminar," ''Scandalous," ''Dead Accounts" and currently Will Eno's play "The Realistic Joneses."

The new play joins a long list of religious-themed works recently on Broadway, including "The Book of Mormon," ''Sister Act," ''Grace," ''Scandalous," ''Leap of Faith," ''The Testament of Mary," ''Godspell" and "Jesus Christ Superstar."