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The Origin of Tyrone and the Creation of Broadway's Hand to God

The Tony-nominated stars and creative team discuss birthing the raunchy new comedy. logo

Did you know that Steven Boyer built the very first Tyrone hand puppet? It was a long time ago, when Robert Askins' dark comedy Hand to God was receiving its first reading at Pace University, back when a full run — let alone a Broadway engagement and several Tony nominations — wasn't even a glimmer in their googly eyes. On the heels of their nominations, TheaterMania chatted with Boyer, costars Geneva Carr and Sarah Stiles, as well as playwright Askins and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel to find out the origin of the dark comedy and how it's changed all of their lives.