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Sean Hayes to Bring An Act of God Back to Broadway

The Will & Grace favorite will take on the role of the Almighty again.

Sean Hayes in the title role of An Act of God, written by God, transcribed by David Javerbaum, and directed by Joe Mantello, at the Ahmanson Theatre.
(© Jim Cox)

Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes will make his return to Broadway this summer in a new engagement of David Javerbaum's comedy An Act of God. Hayes will take on the role of God at the Booth Theatre beginning May 28, with a run through September 4. It will open on June 6.

Directed by Joe Mantello, An Act of God is inspired by the best-selling book The Last Testament: A Memoir by God as well as by author and playwright Javerbaum's Twitter feed, The Tweet of God. The play follows the Almighty and His angels as they answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation. It premiered on Broadway in 2015 with Emmy winner Jim Parsons taking on the title role.

Hayes, who is currently playing God in San Francisco, is best known for his long-running role as Jack McFarland on NBC's hit sitcom Will & Grace, for which he earned an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, an American Comedy Award, and six Golden Globe nominations. In 2010, he made his Broadway debut opposite Kristin Chenoweth in Promises, Promises. He earned a Tony nomination for his leading performance in the musical and hosted the Tony Awards ceremony that same year.

An Act of God 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.

For tickets to An Act of God at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre, click here.