Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

An Act of God (Sean Hayes)

From 344 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 (344)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting

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.

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

53
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you love sean hayes

Don't see it if if you expect more

54
Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Funny, Banal

See it if You like Sean Hayes and want to waste over$100.

Don't see it if Just don't waste your time and money!

65
Entertaining, Fluffy, Insipid, Overrated, Banal

See it if you adore late show TV monologues and love Sean Hayes

Don't see it if you're expecting something truly original and hilarious and want something more than a basically 75 minutes one man show

54
Arch, Disappointing, Funny

See it if I had higher expectations for a show I have heard so much about. There was a potential to go deeper with the humor but it stayed superficial

Don't see it if You are a snake handler or prefer dialogue spoken in tongues.

65
Funny, Entertaining, Disappointing, Mediocre

See it if you love Sean Hayes. You lean towards agnosticism. You enjoy humorous plays on Broadway that are more like stand up or nightclub acts.

Don't see it if you're expecting something terribly biting or insightful. If you're very religious, it could offend. If you're not, it's a bit weak.

Also I thought it was funny and I had a good time. Sean Hayes was fantastic... Read more Read less

51
Cliched, Funny, Disappointing, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you love Sean Hayes and want to see a very short 70 min (they lie when they say its 90 mins) occasionally amusing comedy.

Don't see it if if you want more than a mildly amusing stand up (actually a sit down on a couch) routine - it's very, very thin and only occasionally funny

50
Confusing, Edgy, Great acting, Overrated, Original

See it if if you like the absurd

Don't see it if its a bit over the top and just too odd for me

65
Cliched, Overrated, Slightly amusing

See it if you love Sean Hayes and want to see him on Broadway

Don't see it if the humor is banal and nothing really happens in the show. It's just Hayes talking at the audience.

60
Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if you know some concepts of religion/god.

Don't see it if if you don't comedy shows.

60
Funny, Cliched

See it if you enjoy cliche jokes and love Sean Hayes. His performance is entertaining and his personality is fun on stage. You will have a few laughs.

Don't see it if you're looking for more depth in your humor. you will laugh some, but otherwise there aren't many memorable moments.

60
Cliched, Entertaining, Great acting, Overrated, Banal

See it if Sit coms

Don't see it if Real theater

50
Overrated, Slow

See it if you like people making fun of religion

Don't see it if your a jew

63
Delightful, Funny, Disappointing, Raunchy, Slow

See it if you enjoy religious humor and Sean Hayes.

Don't see it if do not enjoy religious humor or a lot of one man talking.

50
Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You really enjoy Sean Hayes, or if you can get a cheap ticket for an enjoyable enough night out.

Don't see it if You expect anything profound, or expect anything more than a few funny bits.

68
Hilarious, One man show

See it if You are the mood to laugh at a very simple show.

Don't see it if You don't want to pay Broadway prices for a stand up routine.

50
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You really like the one-note Sean Hayes.

Don't see it if You want something really original.

60
Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Runs out of steam

See it if You are a Sean Hayes fan...You couldn't get tix for anything else

Don't see it if If you can get tix for something else

67
Clever, Funny, Overrated

See it if You're interested in other's opinions

Don't see it if You don't have any curiosity about religion

68
Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Slow

See it if Your a liberal middle aged Christian. It's short and if you like stand up it felt like a stand up sketch with some great moments and topics.

Don't see it if Your trying to avoid political talk, if you are a conservative religious human, and if you hate stand up. If you need visual stimulation.

During previews
60
Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing, Indulgent, Fun chance to see sean hayes

See it if You are a die hard Sean Hayes fan. He is charming an fun to see. You think an impersonation of God might keep your interest for 90 min.

Don't see it if You realize how stultifying 90 minutes of "Just Jack" could be. The routine sags and lags after the first 15 minutes.

During previews
60
Cliched, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if If you are an Extreme Sean Hayes fan.

Don't see it if Are a religious prude. Easily bored. Don't like stand up comedy. In fairness a lot of the audience seemed to eat it up.

During previews
51
Cliched, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You're a fan of Sean Hayes - he's great.

Don't see it if You're looking for a biting, intelligent satire. To me, this feels like a very safe, and predictable criticism of religion. Not for everyone


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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