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

77
Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You want a fun night out and like your laughs from Comedy Central shows. At less than 90 minutes, it's a perfect date night.

Don't see it if You prefer weightier, more dramatic fare. This is light, funny, yet smart. Mostly filled with one-liners, not a show that demands a lot.

91
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Profound

See it if you loved Sean Hayes on Will & Grace and enjoy exploring/mocking Christianity. That's right, this ones for you, Queen.

Don't see it if you can't laugh at religion or if you're a right wing bigot. For the first time in American history, God in a liberal democrat. #blessed

73
Funny, Fun, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the star. There are some clever bits and a few good laughs.

Don't see it if you're looking for something profound, if you're very religious or if you don't care for the star.

93
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh out loud about life.

Don't see it if you are very religious and easily offended.

80
Funny, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Fast paced well acted basically one man show. Think raunchy can be funny

Don't see it if Expecting a G rated religious experience Recoil from blashphemy Some of the new 10 commandments were a little long winded

88
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You like the Daily Show-type of humor. Sean Hayes is too funny!

Don't see it if You don't like poking holes in religion.

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

80
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if Knew what to expect going in, but was pleasantly surprised at how much fun I had. Sean Hayes was really funny!

Don't see it if You're a zealot!

91
Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Edgy

See it if You want a thoroughly entertaining 90 minutes of theater which will make your face hurt from smiling and because Sean Hayes is a pip as God.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor about religion and your medical insurance isn't paid up in case you hurt yourself laughing.

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Witty

See it if You have 90 minutes to spare and can get a discounted ticket

Don't see it if You are looking for something with a bit more substance. Show is clever and fun, but forgetful

81
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You are a sean Hayes fan, and like contemporary funny plays with modern themes.

Don't see it if You are too conservative, or more closed-minded.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Original

See it if you are a Sean Hayes fan and want to see a great one-man performance

Don't see it if you are looking for an intense drama or huge spectacle

70
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Funny

See it if you want some good laughs. It's a simple show...not much thought is required from the audience.

Don't see it if You're overly sensitive with religion being talked about in a way that isn't necessarily biblical. (And if that's you, lighten up!)

82
Funny, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you need a good laugh!

Don't see it if you are can't see the humor in religion.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if Looking for some fun entertainment.

Don't see it if You don't have a spence of humor as it relates to religion.

76
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Great writing, Original

See it if you enjoy a small casted, basically monologue style show

Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding a quick paced talk

79
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You'd like a light, yet smart, comedy

Don't see it if You're from the Bible Belt (like me) but haven't escaped yet

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.

100
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like an one man show that provides energy and entertainment. Sean Hayes does an excellent show!

Don't see it if You don't want to heard a dialogue about God, the Ten Commandments and views on today's issues.

82
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if you love to laugh! Lots of topical humor that makes you think about your own beliefs and our society in general.

Don't see it if you can't take a joke!

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to be entertainer. Very, very,, funny. Sean Hayes was superb and funny. A great God.

Don't see it if you do not like comedy.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you're looking to laugh and be intrigued

Don't see it if You want to get a show thats a good price for your dollar

77
Enchanting, Delightful, Hilarious, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Mr. Hayes or just a good time laughing about the ridiculous nature of the world around us.

Don't see it if you've seen Book of Mormon and saw red.

82
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You like Comedy

Don't see it if You get insulted or are sensitive to current issues

70
Thought-provoking, Intense, Epic, Funny, Original

See it if You don't mind that God (in this play) is 100% in favor of the LGBT Community… and he's being portrayed by a Gay Man.

Don't see it if You are even 1% homophobic. God (in this play) does not like intolerant people.


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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