An Act of God (Jim Parsons)
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An Act of God (Jim Parsons)
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An Act of God (Jim Parsons) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(90 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
16%
Negative
2%
Members say
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

About the Show

In 'An Act Of God,' the Almighty (Jim Parsons) and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.

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Member Reviews (90)

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913 Reviews | 928 Followers
65
Disappointing, Entertaining, Overrated, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you are a Jim Parsons' fan. He plays himself/God/Sheldon Cooper (from Big Bang Theory) which are all the same character.

Don't see it if the jokes are often flat and over the top. It's not bad, but it's not great either.

888 Reviews | 1016 Followers
45
Disappointing, Silly, Dumb, Bad jokes

See it if You like Jim Parsons

Don't see it if for any other reason other than liking Jim Parsons

982 Reviews | 343 Followers
65
Clever, Strong acting, Fluffy, Funny, Unfulfilled potential

See it if you want an easy, breezy evening. Parsons is, as always, likable. But this could have been much more. The jokes felt a bit worn.

Don't see it if you want a big production. AAOG sh be in a smaller setting. Where were the women? Do it w/a great comedian! Read more

635 Reviews | 236 Followers
87
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You enjoy quick and funny comedies about topical issues.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more powerful.

535 Reviews | 488 Followers
60
Overlong, Clever, Tedious, Low production values, Fine

See it if you're a big fan of Jim Parsons.

Don't see it if you don't like stand up. It's basically a stand up act about religion. If it had been 30 minutes it would have been VERY fun.

485 Reviews | 315 Followers
83
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you like Jim Parsons and/or want to have an entertaining night at the theater. It was definitely fun.

Don't see it if you would be offended by the premise of the play

337 Reviews | 158 Followers
82
Funny, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Jim Parsons

Don't see it if you are not open to making fun of religion.

216 Reviews | 910 Followers
81
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you are open to religious themes and want to laugh - several profound moments

Don't see it if you are closed-minded to religious discussion

Critic Reviews (31)

The New York Times
May 28th, 2015

"God is really killing it up there. How funny is the guy? He’s Jon Stewart funny, plus Stephen Colbert funny. (Mr. Javerbaum has written for both.) More obviously, it might be said that Mr. Parsons as Mr. Javerbaum’s tell-it-like-it-is God is, yes, divinely funny."
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Time Out New York
May 28th, 2015

"Joe Mantello’s handsome production gets much comic oomph out of Javerbaum’s excellently turned one-liners...The best thing about 'Act' is the way that Javerbaum takes the anthropomorphism of standard belief to its grotesque, logical conclusion: God realizing that He’s a narcissistic sociopath who needs help. By the end, you’re almost ready to forgive Him His sins."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
May 28th, 2015

"The jokes keep landing and if they occasionally achieve a rat-a-tat quality that tends to raise smiles while suppressing laughter, they are always, at least, smart...In blending light summer comedy with apocalyptic theology, 'An Act of God ' has committed at least a minor sin, like eating milk with meat. But aren’t cheeseburgers delicious?"
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The Hollywood Reporter
May 28th, 2015

"Jim Parsons proves a surprisingly authoritative Supreme Being in the hilarious comedy 'An Act of God.' The script is both outrageously irreverent and deeply thoughtful in its exploration of religious issues. 'The Book of Mormon' seems almost restrained by comparison."
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Entertainment Weekly
May 28th, 2015

"There is no shortage of jokes, and the hit rate is high...The problem is, this isn’t much of a Broadway show...This is still essentially a stand-up routine...May we suggest another commandment? Thou Shalt Not Charge Broadway Ticket Prices To See Jim Parsons Tell Jokes—no matter how beloved He mightest be."
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Variety
May 28th, 2015

"Director Joe Mantello has shrewdly intensified the potency of the satire from its affable beginnings, but there’s no probing or sustained debate involved in these brief exchanges. The challenging questions raised by Archangel Michael do save the show from being little more than a clever nightclub act — but just barely."
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The Wall Street Journal
June 2nd, 2015

"As predictable as a Quarter Pounder, though not nearly so filling. As God, Mr. Parsons is monochromatically campy, but in an unthreatening way—the kind of camp you’d expect from a sitcom star, in other words. If that floats your ark and you’ve got $145 to blow on an orchestra seat, go thou and do likewise. Me, I’d rather go straight to hell than sit through 'An Act of God' again."
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The Observer
June 2nd, 2015

"It’s a very fitfully written and unevenly performed (by whining, eye-rolling TV sitcom personality Jim Parsons) 80 minutes, but still. You’re out of there in time for cocktails...His loopiness in 'An Act of God' is just sacrosanct enough as a summer diversion to make you wonder what God has been smoking."
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