Robert Askin’s ‘Hand to God’ Will Close in January

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Joan Marcus

“Hand to God,” the dark comedy about a boy in a Christian Puppet Ministry group whose puppet becomes possessed by the devil, will end its run at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on Jan. 3, 2016.

At the time of its closing, it will have played 26 previews and 337 regular performances.

The play, written by Robert Askins, will transfer to London’s West End, where it will begin performances on Feb. 5, 2016 at the Vaudeville Theatre. Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel will recreate his direction there.

The closing comes after the five-time nominated “Hand to God” was shut out at the 2015 Tony Awards. The play has also been struggling to attract audiences lately, only grossing 40 percent of its potential box office last week, according to numbers reported by The Broadway League.

“Hand to God” currently stars Tony nominees Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles and Marc Kudisch. Newcomer Michael Oberholtzer finishes out the cast.

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