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
82
Avg Score

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
80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Sean Hayes is the king of the one liners and some of them are very funny. Good laughs at the expense of religion.

Don't see it if You get easily offended at religious jokes.

During previews
80
Clever, Funny, Original, Relevant, Raunchy

See it if You are a fan of Sean Hayes and are not offended by God jokes.

Don't see it if You believe in blasphemy.

During previews
79
Funny

See it if seen it with Parsons and now Hayes. Hayes was great. Worth seeing even if you saw it with Parsons and loved it

Don't see it if Somewhat repetitive! Still funny

During previews
15
Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You love the original Twitter feed and would love to have someone read it to you. You love Hayes enough to listen to him read anything

Don't see it if You don't want to hear what is basically a one joke show repeated over and over and over and over and over again

During previews
82
Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like to laugh & think, like Sean Hayes, like a 1 Act show, and most of all enjoy an entertaining night at the theater! Tons of Fun!!!

Don't see it if you're a puritan from the 1400's...or the thought of laughing, thinking, & having fun makes you break out in hives. IT'S COMEDY PEOPLE!!!

During previews
89
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Funny, Relevant

See it if you love Sean Hayes, you appreciate sarcasm, you're comfortable with humor that pokes fun at religious faith and religious institutions

Don't see it if you prefer not to see theatre that deals with religious or topical humor

During previews
85
Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a Sean Hayes fan and if you like off-beat humor.

Don't see it if Religious commentary offends you.

During previews
92
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Sean Hayes and his quick, witty sense of humor, and are cool and open about political, racial and bad celebrity digs ;-)

Don't see it if You are looking for a longer show (this is an hr. And 20 mins), and do not have a good sense of humor.

During previews
70
Great writing, Poor acting, Clever, Funny, Edgy

See it if You like edgy, witty, and biting humor. The writing is excellent. Having God talk to the audience is so clever.

Don't see it if You saw the play with Jim Parsons. He was SOOOO much better at this than Sean Hayes. Hayes just doesn't fit for this role. Parsons was ideal

During previews
100
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You love Sean Hayes, great writing and want to laugh all the way through to the end!

Don't see it if You are extremely conservative and take life too seriously

During previews
85
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to have a quick 90 minutes and laugh all night

Don't see it if You are offended easily

During previews
72
Fluffy, Disappointing, Dated, Funny, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of Will and Grace(JUST JACK-Sean Hayes). The show has a distinct vision of God's rulings and actions.

Don't see it if You don't want to see something that is not new or creative.

During previews
85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if If you love Sean Hayes! And, love to laugh

Don't see it if You are an in happy person

During previews
73
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Ambitious

See it if Sean Hayes is always fun, and with this clever one act play, he is great. A very clever way of looking at our lives and on to our end.

Don't see it if I f you are not a fan of Sean Hayes you will not like this. Move on

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

During previews
88
Clever, Hilarious, Original, Quirky, Funny

See it if You like to laugh and are caught up on current events.

Don't see it if You don't find things like religion or current events comical.

During previews
89
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Relevant, Funny

See it if you can laugh at yourself and your beliefs

Don't see it if you are uptight, and super conservative

During previews
72
Hilarious, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Sean Hayes and enjoy laughing in the theater. Funny themes with relevant commentary to reflect on divine conundrums.

Don't see it if You're a religious zealot and get confused between entertainment and religious doctrine. Also if you don't like Sean Hayes, go elsewhere.


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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