Actor-comedian Bob Saget (Full House) met the press in advance of his upcoming Broadway return in Robert Askins' Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God. Saget, last seen on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone, will take on the role of Pastor Greg from original cast member Marc Kudisch on November 3.
Written by Askins and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God tells the story of Jason, a young member of the Christian Puppet Ministry in Cypress, Texas, whose life is thrown into chaos when Tyrone, his hand puppet, takes on a dangerous personality of his own.
The rest of the cast comprises Steven Boyer as Jason/Tyrone, Geneva Carr as Margery, Sarah Stiles as Jessica, and Michael Oberholtzer as Timmy. Boyer, Carr, and Stiles were nominated for Tonys for their performances, as were director von Stuelpnagel and playwright Askins. The creative team for Hand to God includes scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Jill B.C. Du Boff, puppet design by Marte Johanne Ekhougen, and fight directior by Robert Westley.
Kudisch departs the company on November 1 to begin production on Baritones Unbound!, a play he conceived and cowrote that will be presented at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. Hand to God ends its Broadway run on January 3 and transfers to London's Vaudeville Theatre beginning February 5.