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

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

80
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Charming

See it if You want to spend a breezy 80 minutes (or less) watching a truly fantastic Sean Hayes shooting comedy through with an arrow of pathos.

Don't see it if You're frustrated by short shows that are more great diversion than great play--it feels it could be both a bit tighter & more fleshed out.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if you like sean hayes - he's delightfully entertaining.; you like stories turned upside down (i.e. the bible); you want a lite summer chuckle.

Don't see it if you're very religious or sensitive about the bible; didn't like book of mormon for the same reasons; don't like one man shows;

80
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Original

See it if You want a good laugh

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor when it comes to religion

83
Entertaining, Original, Quirky, Funny, A good laugh

See it if Charming and funny. Not caustic and sometimes even thought provoking

Don't see it if You are a fundamentalist

71
Clever, Disappointing, Overrated, Original

See it if you are a big Sean Hayes fan or can get a relatively cheap ticket

Don't see it if you are looking for lasting belly laughs or more than a passable event

72
Clever, Funny, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you're looking for LIGHT entertainment that pokes fun at Christianity.

Don't see it if you're looking for a play with substance. Although amusing and intermittently funny, it lacks belly laughs and heart.

90
Clever, Hilarious, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you wanna see someone better than Jim Parson as God, also the new book is great!

Don't see it if you don't like one man show

75
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Just as good the second time around.

Don't see it if you won't, it closed.

49
Banal, Cliched, Blasphemous

See it if you like Sean Hayes

Don't see it if you will get offended by jokes about God.

91
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you want a fun (and impressively thought-provoking) night out at the theater

Don't see it if you're easily offended, or one-man shows scare you

82
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if You love Sean Hayes. Also worth seeing if you find humor in making light of religion and life in general.

Don't see it if You dislike Sean Hayes. He is front and center for the entirety of the show. Also, avoid if you're sensitive about religion.

80
Hilarious, Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy practically-solo shows and love to laugh

Don't see it if you're offended by religious humor

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You like to have a good laugh and you want to see Sean Hayes doing a marvelous job playing Sean Hayes as God.

Don't see it if You are ULTRA sensitive to jokes with religious nature. There was nothing outwardly offensive, but it definitely pokes fun at some aspects

75
Great acting, Funny, Original

See it if You want something short and sweet with a few good laughs

Don't see it if You're expecting it to be hilarious. Can be a little slow and boring.

53
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you love sean hayes

Don't see it if if you expect more

86
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if You can laugh at religion and are a fan of Sean Hayes

Don't see it if You are an uptight republican

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

75
Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky, Sacrilegious

See it if you want an irreverently entertaining night.

Don't see it if you are a Republican who is easily offended.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You don't mind religious beliefs dissected and used in a comedic way

Don't see it if You are sensitive about your religious beliefs.

80
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Edgy

See it if you're a fan of Sean Hayes; David Javerbaum's edgy-political Daily Show-like writing; irreverent & flamboyant humor; not easily offended.

Don't see it if you're offended by irreverent humor that pokes fun at the Bible & depictions of the deity as a sitcom star; not into gay-themed jokes.

94
Delightful, Hilarious, Clever, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you fancy 1.5 hours of laughing hysterically at all the oddities of Judeo-Christian faiths and America's obsession with God.

Don't see it if you can't take jokes at the expense of religion or social norms.

85
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if love to laugh and get an interesting prospective on God and the 10 Commandments. Masterfully written and Sean Hayes does a splendid job.

Don't see it if if you are offended by jokes about God and the good book.

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh all through the show.

Don't see it if You don't find religion something to joke about .


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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