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Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway

This Sept. 15, 2013 file photo show David Javerbaum accepting the award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the 66th Annual Tony Awards onstage at the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK: 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."

 

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