'Daily Show' writer's 'An Act of God' coming to Broadway, starring God
Soon, The Book of Mormon won’t be the only show to rattle the religious on Broadway.
Former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s new comedy An Act of God has announced its plans to appear to the Broadway masses in 2015.
The play is based on the book The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, which, according to press notes, was written by God and merely put onto the page by Javerbaum. The book is purported to be “the ultimate celebrity autobiography” and is associated with Javerbaum’s wildly popular @TheTweetOfGod Twitter handle.
“I am deeply disappointed that Jeffrey Finn has decided to produce this show,” Javerbaum said in a statement. “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.”
Javerbaum has 13 Emmy Awards to his name thanks to his work writing for The Daily Show and the Tony Awards. He’s also got a Tony nomination for co-writing the score to the 2008 dud Cry-Baby and penned several songs performed by Neil Patrick Harris during his Tony hosting duties, including the 2011 standout “It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore.”
Casting for God has not yet been announced.