| David Javerbaum|
28 May 2015
| May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28)|
Mark Twain Tonight, Fun Home, Elvis, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, A Year with Frog and Toad
An Act of God is a play by David Javerbaum. The stage play is adapted from Javerbaum's The Last Testament: A Memoir By God.
An Act of God Wikipedia
The play began as a "series of tweets" and a book before being written as a play.
The play began previews for its initial run on Broadway at Studio 54 on May 7, 2015, and opened officially on May 28 for a limited run through August 2. Jim Parsons starred as God in the production directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Jeffrey Finn.The play featured Tim Kazurinsky as archangel Gabriel, and Christopher Fitzgerald as archangel Michael.
The show returned to Broadway at the Booth Theatre for a limited engagement starring Sean Hayes. The production began previews on May 28, 2016, with an opening on June 6. The run closed on September 4, 2016 after 90 performances. Hayes previously performed in the play at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco and the CTG/ Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles (in February 2016).
Charles Isherwood, reviewing the Sean Hayes production in The New York Times, called the play "a gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind’s attempts to fathom God’s wishes through the words of the Bible and use them to their own ends."
The TheaterMania reviewer of the Hayes production called the play "still just mildly amusing...The major difference in this presentation comes in the form of Hayes, who brings an extra touch of frivolity to a play that really calls for it."