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

74
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You wish to have a pleasant bray comedy expirence. Sean H ayes is fantastic! But hurry, show is closing in the near future.

Don't see it if You are loking for a musical or thought provoking performance.

77
Entertaining, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you're open irreverent biblical humor, or just enjoy Sean Hayes. All the questions you have are answered; maybe not how you wished. Fun!

Don't see it if you take your bible literally. If you are not amused by a 21st century revision of "God's Word" walk past this theater quickly.

77
Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you like Sean Hayes or enjoy a comedy where many aspects of religion are dissected/mocked.

Don't see it if dislike Sean Hayes, you have no sense of humor, or are sensitive to religious parodies.

93
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if If you like Sean Hayes and want to see a truly hysterical show.

Don't see it if If you can't handle religion humor. Spoiler alert. It's a comedy about god!!!

82
Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You are not offended by religious satire or sexual humor

Don't see it if You are conservative or sensitive to a show that questions religion

75
Clever, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Don't mind using the Lord's name in vain. Sean Hayes is a funny Lord.

Don't see it if Hate "Jack".

98
Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if you love musical theatre and a great story. Awesome set and acting.

Don't see it if don't want to be happy.

95
Entertaining, Funny, Epic, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh out loud and enjoy the comedy and wit of Sean Hayes

Don't see it if Are in any way religious and not in for a good laugh

75
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Great directing, Mostly entertaining

See it if you like Sean Hayes. He's wonderful, as are his two angels.

Don't see it if you're offended by a show criticizing religions. Wish somewhere he would have said "Don't forget God loves you."

74
Delightful, Funny, Intelligent

See it if Thoughtful and provocative takes on religion. Funny and warm tone overall. This is a no-brainer for Sean Hayes fan.

Don't see it if Full price tickets would cost too much for a short one-man standup. Jokes were not always fresh, but timing and delivery elevated them.

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

88
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You have a sense of humor! It's G-d giving 10 new commandments while going through bible stories. Also if you want to see something short.

Don't see it if You're attached to the new testament so much that you don't want anyone poking fun at it.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like humor. Sean Hayes was great!!!

Don't see it if You are insulted if someone plays God.

76
Funny, Indulgent, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Love Sean Hayes. He plays this role well.

Don't see it if You're expecting to learn something new or profound. And leave your religious grandmother at home...she will not get it.

82
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intense, Quirky

See it if If you don't my sacrilegious humor, If you like Sean Hayes, if you like edgy humor and smaller shows that focus on character.

Don't see it if If you are easily offended, find anything dealing with religion not your focus and don't care for Sean Hayes.

73
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like Sean Hayes, you want a good laugh, you like religious-related humor and clever writing!

Don't see it if You have to spend a lot for the tickets--this show would probably be better suited for off broadway with a newcomer at the helm.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if You enjoy riffs on religion, with a point! God made man in God.'s image so God has to be an a**h*** See it with any actor playing God

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor or can't enjoy some politically incorrect humor. Don't see it if you can't laugh nonstop for 90 minutes.

90
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to laugh from beginning to end. Sean Hayes is wonderful, great short show that will leave you with a smile on your face.

Don't see it if cannot take religion being made fun of in a tasteful way.

75
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you want to see a funny play with a great performance by Sean Hayes

Don't see it if you want something truly revolutionary or aren't in the mood to laugh

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Clever

See it if you like Sean Hayes. He's great.

Don't see it if you are very religious.

92
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You have a sense of humor about religion and appreciate very clever jokes and excellent acting

Don't see it if you don't

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

79
Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You like Sean Hayes and would enjoy a light comedy. Pleasant with some funny parts. Some off the jokes were lame.

Don't see it if You are religeously sensitive. Are looking for a musical.

70
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you aren't easily offended, you like humor

Don't see it if You are easily offended or overly religious


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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