An Act of God (2016, Sean Hayes) Summary

  • An Act of God (2016, Sean Hayes) is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of None
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: May 28, 2016
  • Opened June 6, 2016
  • Show Closed: September 4, 2016

An Act of God is a comedic play by David Javerbaum, who formerly served as head writer and executive producer of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. The play is based on a book he wrote in 2011 entitled “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God.” An Act of God is a precise and hilarious exploration of the concept of God and religion, with a humorous bent.

An Act of God (2016, Sean Hayes) on Broadway Background

The role of God is played by Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace,” Promises, Promises),(other than the role of God played by Hayes, there are two smaller parts: angels who lend God a hand) and the play is directed by Joe Mantello (whose many Broadway directing credits include The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, and Other Desert Cities). An Act of God premiered on Broadway just one year ago starring Jim Parsons, and received uproarious rave reviews. Following that run, An Act of God traveled to Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre, where Sean Hayes took on the lead role and recently concluded his equally acclaimed performance. With such an exceptional reception out west, both Hayes and the producers were persuaded to bring the show back to Broadway just one year after its debut. This is Sean Hayes’ second time on Broadway; his first was the 2011 production of Promises, Promises, which got him a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. An Act of God is produced by Jeffrey Finn, whose previous credits include The Elephant Man, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, Dead Accounts, and American Idiot.

What’s An Act of God (2016, Sean Hayes) Like?

The play is a star vehicle for Sean Hayes, who has delighted his numerous fans for years in his many TV performances. Most notably, for his performance as Jack McFarland on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” won an Emmy Award, an American Comedy Award, 4 SAG Awards, and 6 Golden Globe nominations. Like the satirical publication on which it is based, the play is a hilarious riff on the Bible, along with a series of jokes and stories. Sean Hayes is a comedic master, and David Javerbaum has proved his comedic chops by earning 11 Primetime Emmy Awards for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The production takes place at the Booth Theatre, which most recently was home to Hughie starring Forest Whitaker, preceded by Tony nominated Best Play Hand to God.

Is An Act of God (2016, Sean Hayes) Good for Kids?

Yes! The show is appropriate for children over the age of 4. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Booth Theatre

222 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 783
Entrance: 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Booth Theatre Seating Chart

An Act of God (2016, Sean Hayes) Marquee

An Act of God (2016, Sean Hayes) Marquee

Cast Members

God
Sean Hayes

Producers

101 Productions, Ltd (Executive Producer)

Jeffrey Finn

Production Credits

Book
David Javerbaum
Direction
Joe Mantello
Settings
Scott Pask
Costumes Design
David Zinn
Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design
Fitz Patton
Projection Design
Peter Nigrini

Creative Team

Technical Supervisor
Steve Beers
General Manager
101 Productions
Company Manager
Roseanna Sharrow at 101 Productions
Casting Director
Casparelliotis Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Press Agent
Polk & Co