Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

An Act of God (Sean Hayes)

From 345 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting

About the show

In 'An Act of God,' the Almighty ('Will & Grace' star Sean Hayes) and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. More…

The King of the Universe takes on His greatest challenge: Broadway. God—in the form of Sean Hayes—has finally arrived to set the record straight…and He's not holding back! Based on the book 'The Last Testament: A Memoir by God,' this 90-minute comedy was written by David Javerbaum, former head writer of 'The Daily Show,' and directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello. The show was previously mounted on Broadway in summer 2015 with Jim Parsons as God.

1h 30m | Already closed | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (345)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting
82
Avg Score

93
Delightful, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if You're a fan of topical humor especially if you're a Sean Hayes fan. He is TERRIFIC! Not just for liberals, I think it's fair to Christians.

Don't see it if You can't see that the bible is open to interpretation. If you're offended by views that may differ from yours, this is not for you.

65
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You'll enjoy a light standup comedy act. Sean Hayes is likable.

Don't see it if You can't get a good discount.

79
Clever, Funny, Witty

See it if you were a fan of @TweetOfGod; you're an atheist who can laugh at the absurdity of God; you're a theist who can laugh at the folly of Man.

Don't see it if you're too sensitive to laugh at Judeo-Christian religion or you're hoping for biting criticism and a sharp skewering of Christianity.

75
Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if enjoy a one man show and are a fan of Hayes. The two angels have little to add but there are sme funny lines.

Don't see it if you a strict religious believer. Some lines may clash with your feelings It is a cabaret show at Broadway prices,

67
Breezy and irreverent look at how people invoke god to justify their actions, but is it funny enough?

See it if you enjoy a cheeky redo of the 10 commandments by Daily Show writer; charming Hayes acting his a** off as God using Will & Grace shtick

Don't see it if you expect more from a Broadway show than a 75 minute Borscht Belt routine by Hayes w/ 2 side-kicks

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if Laughed all the way through. Hayes is such an engaging performer. And I loved what the script had to say. An uplifting final message.

Don't see it if If your politics runs toward the more conservative side, you probably won't like what the script has to say.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like to laugh and enjoy topical humor that is not cruel. You want to see Sean Hayes perform - he was great.

Don't see it if You think jokes about religion and Donald Trump are inappropriate. You take the bible literally and don't believe in evolution.

85
Witty, Edgy, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're a Sean Hayes fan or are in need of a good laugh. This show is laugh-out-loud funny.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by shows poking fun at faith.

82
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Indulgent

See it if you'd enjoy a tour de force by Sean Hayes. This is very nearly a one-man show, and he is up to the task.

Don't see it if a nearly one-man show w/God talking to you for 80 minutes straight sounds like it has the potential to drag a bit for you; it may.

82
Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Lightweight, Hilarious

See it if Really funny skewering of religion & the 10 Commandments in the guise of God answering questions aided by 2 angels; Sean Hayes is delightful

Don't see it if You are religious; this pokes deep fun at it, and espouses atheism. The play is short and slight for Broadway; a 90 minute comic monologue.

75
Entertaining, Cliched, Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if religious jokes don't offend you. Thoroughly enjoyed it & laughed a lot, but wish we'd seen Jim Parsons & not Sean doing "Jack McFarland".

Don't see it if you're easily offended by religious jokes whether mild or hilariously offensive. Get a grip, and get a sense of humor. It's funny as hell.

91
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if Saw it twice...if you want to have a great time at a show..God says see it.

Don't see it if If you don't want to laugh

70
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Quirky, Dated

See it if you are a fan of Sean Hayes as he is terrific

Don't see it if you take religion seriously

70
Clever, Disappointing, Great writing

See it if you like sean hayes

Don't see it if you saw it with jim parsons, same thing

87
Clever, Hilarious, Original, Profound

See it if Really clever and funny. Sean was charming.

Don't see it if You are a conservative.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You are a Sean Hayes fan; he is wonderful in this. See if you can laugh at interpreting and rewriting the 10 commandments.

Don't see it if You are offended by jokes about religion, the bible, prayers and faith in general.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You are looking for a hoot and a giggle at the theatre.

Don't see it if Take yourself too seriously.

75
Funny, Fluffy, Hilarious, Quirky, Fun

See it if you just want to laugh for 90 minutes.

Don't see it if topical, referential theatre and gay humor just aren't your thing.

97
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want a really fun evening. Sean Hayes is amazing!

Don't see it if you are afraid of false gods

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you are Sean Hayes fan and can handle a show which pokes fun at the bible. It was entertaining for me and all my friends. Great Actor!

Don't see it if you are very religious and can't take a joke. If you want to see a big production with multiple actors and costumes, this is not the show.

82
Hilarious, Great acting, Fluffy, Better than i thought it would be, Relevant

See it if Seeing the show with Jim Parsons was a turn off because Sean Hayes is great and worth seeing.

Don't see it if You're going to be offended by jokes about religion, gays, America...or really just anything.

81
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Like Sean Hayes, irreverent humor, don't take religion seriously, want to laugh. I like it w/ Hayes than with Jim Parsons

Don't see it if You are religious, don't have a sense of humor, can't handle philosophical issues

84
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy a hearty laugh and are open to discussions about god and prayers

Don't see it if you take offense or are uncomfortable about poking fun or raising questions about religious rituals or beliefs

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if If you like quick show, with no intermission and want to laugh out loud

Don't see it if You would be offended by God jokes

79
10 commandments 2.0

See it if If you want a comical perspective on what the 10 Commandments might be if they were updated for our present society; are a fan of Sean Hayes

Don't see it if Not a fan of 1 person shows with minimal production value or if you're offended by religious humor


June 6th, 2016
"A gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind’s attempts to fathom God’s wishes…Mr. Javerbaum’s wit, one is tempted to say, is almost as infinite as God’s wisdom. There’s a good gag a minute, maybe more, in this 90-minute show. And in Mr. Hayes, God has a delightful infinite-wisd...
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June 6th, 2016
"I could say that the return engagement of 'An Act of God,' now with Sean Hayes, is a revelation, a miraculous epiphany or similar 'religious' experience. Truth to tell, I was already a believer. I thoroughly enjoyed David Javerbaum’s theological satire last summer when it starred Jim Parsons, an...
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June 6th, 2016
"When Parsons played the role, his charm pulled the audience through these dark and thrilling passages. Hayes isn’t charming; rather, he’s 'charming.' His stage presentation involves multiple reflections of insincerity. The funny parts are slightly less funny as a result...On the other hand, the ...
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June 7th, 2016
"Was it really necessary to bring the well-intended but underwhelming comedic monologue 'An Act of God' back to Broadway with Sean Hayes?...Even at just 90 minutes, 'An Act of God' is long-winded and full of unoriginal jabs at easy targets, but it is cute and occasionally witty...Hayes has terrif...
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