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
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if You love Sean Hayes and a short but sweet comedy. And if you love jokes about religion!

Don't see it if You are super sensitive to religious jokes, you hate Sean Hayes, and want a thought-provoking and moving drama.

100
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Profound

See it if You want to laugh while your thinking , and your thinking while your laughing And laughing and thinking you love Sean Hayes!!!

Don't see it if See it Go already!!!!

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Original

See it if You like to laugh. You are a fan of Sean Hayes. You like short shows with no intermission. You want an easy ticket to get. You're openminded

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor. You have very strict religious beliefs and would be even slightly offended by the questioning of the word of God

85
Clever, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy one act 80 minute plays..if you like a simple comedy..not much thinking on your part..just entertaining..funny in parts...

Don't see it if you cannot handle irreverence with regard to religion. While I was not offended, those who cannot handle a God joke should stay away.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like great one liners, great wit and comic writing, and a wonderful comedic performance

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows or if you don't go in for theatrical fluff pieces that are not really plot based dramas or comedies.

92
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if If you want a very enjoyable experience on Broadway - it's funny, insightful, up to the minute and great. Hayes is super terrific.

Don't see it if If you're expecting an extravaganza with a cast of thousands....orrrr, forget that, just go see it.

75
Delightful, Funny, Refreshing

See it if Sadly it already close, but I believe it's on tour... or going to be. But if you like Politically Incorrect shows, this is it!

Don't see it if If you're die hard religious... AKA: Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee. Or a homophobe... AKA: Evangelist, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz.

79
Clever, Funny, Original, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a funny, modern interpretation of religion as it stands today. If you like Sean Hayes.

Don't see it if You are easily offended about religious topics.

79
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a fan of Sean Hayes- he's absolutely hilarious and there were a lot of funny moments throughout the show.

Don't see it if you don't want to go to a show based on religion.

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a fan of Sean in any venue and you can enjoy comedy, satire and great wit for a one man show

Don't see it if you are touchy about religious themes being slightly ridiculed; some light political satire and angels being portrayed as staff

85
Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You love Sean Hayes, you like to laugh at religious hypocrisy, aren't easily offended.

Don't see it if You are offended easily or are deeply religious or conservative politically.

95
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy laughing for 90 minutes straight. This show is amazing with some really insightful writing!

Don't see it if you are offended by some irreverent and possibly blasphemous material

88
Funny, Entertaining, Original

See it if If u like to laugh! I think Sean Hayes is very funny. Brought back the will and grace days!!!

Don't see it if If u don't. Like to laugh

88
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh and you love Sean Hayes.

Don't see it if You're a Scrooge

70
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You loved the book or enjoy Sean Hayes. It is an entertaining 90 minutes.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show of great depth. The comedy is good, but overall the show is okay.

78
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Somewhat disappointing, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of Sean Hayes; he was wonderful. Or if you're open minded about humor that touches on sensitive subjects like religion.

Don't see it if you can't take a joke about God and his believers or if you're expecting anything uproariously funny or deeply thought provoking.

70
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like a clever comedy or if you like Sean Hayes

Don't see it if you are expecting a large cast production that is fast paced

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Original, Ambitious

See it if Love Sean Hayes & don't offend easily

Don't see it if You can't laugh at your own faith tradition

72
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Witty, (close to a) one-man comedy

See it if you love Sean Hayes playing God and watching him poke fun at God.

Don't see it if religious humour is not your thing.

70
Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are a big fan of Sean Hayes.

Don't see it if You are a non believer. The show becomes a little more preachy in the second half.

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.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you enjoy quick-wit, don't mind (good-natured) jokes at the expense of religion, and want a lighthearted, clever good time.

Don't see it if Jesus told you not to go.

100
Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if want to laugh so much it hurts

Don't see it if don't like to laugh

95
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original

See it if you have a sense of humor.

Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable around religious jokes.

93
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Original, Quirky

See it if You are familiar with the bible, and have the ability to poke fun and laugh about it. Also- if you are a fan of Sean Hayes. Very Funny.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by jokes and humor related to the bible. Not recommended for children. Also a short play- 85 minutes


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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