The Verdict: See What Critics Thought of Sean Hayes in An Act of God on Broadway | Playbill

The Verdict The Verdict: See What Critics Thought of Sean Hayes in An Act of God on Broadway He plays the role of the Deity originated last season by Jim Parsons.
Sean Hayes in <i>An Act of God</i>
Sean Hayes in An Act of God

David Javerbaum's An Act of God, which played a limited run on Broadway in 2015 starring Emmy winner Jim Parsons, has its second coming, officially opening June 6 and starring another Emmy winner: Will & Grace star Sean Hayes, a Tony nominee for his Broadway debut in Promises, Promises.

Previews began May 28; the 14-week limited engagement is scheduled through September 4 at the Booth Theatre.

Hayes previously did the show at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco and the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles earlier this year.

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AM New York

Bergen Record

Huffington Post


New York Daily News

New York Times


Time Out New York


Tickets for An Act of God can be ordered through or (212) 239-6200. The Booth Theatre box office is located at 222 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Ticket prices range $99-149.

The playing schedule for An Act of God is available at the official website:

An Act of God is billed as “written by God” and "transcribed by" 13-time Emmy Award winner Javerbaum (Cry-Baby on Broadway). Tony winner Joe Mantello again directs.

The 90-minute comedy, according to press notes, concerns “the Almighty and His devoted Angels [who] answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight … and He’s not holding back!”

An Act of God, based on Javerbaum's book of the same title, premiered on Broadway May 7, 2015, and concluded its limited engagement August 2. It was the first Broadway production of the 2015-16 season to recoup its initial investment.

The production features scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony Award nominee David Zinn, lighting design by Tony Award winner Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Drama Desk Award winner Fitz Patton and projection design by Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini.

An Act of God is produced by Jeffrey Finn. 101 Productions, Ltd. serve as executive producer.

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