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  An Act Of God at Studio 54

An Act Of God

Studio 54
254 West 54th Street New York

This spring, God takes the form of four-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons (star of "The Big Bang Theory" and Harvey) in An Act of God, a 90-minute comedy where the Almighty and His devoted angels 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! Based on the critically acclaimed book The Last Testament: A Memoir by God, this new play was written by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (WICKED).

Thru - Aug 2, 2015

Price: $55-$149

Box Office: 212-956-9260

Running Time: 1hr, 30mins; no intermission

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  An Act Of God Reviews
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The New York Times - Highly Recommended

"...If God were really as adorable and funny as Jim Parsons in the new Broadway show “An Act of God,” perhaps many more of us would be minding our morals, rapaciously atoning for our sins and generally doing unto others as we would like to be done unto, all in the hopes of a breezy welcome at the pearly gates."
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Charles Isherwood

Vulture - Recommended

"...The jokes keep landing — nearly one per sentence — and if they occasionally achieve a rat-a-tat quality that tends to raise smiles while suppressing laughter, they are always, at least, smart. (How can you not admire a writer who sums up the idiotic concept of Noah’s ark as “a phylogenetically complete nautical double bestiary”?) But Javerbaum, and his director, Joe Mantello, are too theatrically savvy to leave it at that. Another note, slowly introduced among the zingers and rim shots, eventually becomes dominant, and this one, while still funny, is darker and potentially more theologically challenging than mere spoofs of Bible stories."
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Jesse Green

Variety - Somewhat Recommended

"...The sheer absurdity of the situation makes the offbeat humor tailor-made for Parsons, a master of the deadpan stare and droll comic delivery. “You’re just lucky I’m the Lord God,” he admonishes latecomers, “and not Patti LuPone.” He’s also insightful about the children’s bedtime prayer “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” pointedly noting that little children should be asking Him for ponies, not an early death. And He takes a well-deserved bow for creating eclipses in order to elicit “awe and panic — my two all-time favorite human emotions.”"
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Marilyn Stasio

Washington Post - Recommended

"...It’s funny, too, when Parsons, with impeccable timing, reveals that God is able to turn off his omniscience so he can enjoy movies such as “The Sixth Sense,” whose ending, he says, he didn’t see coming."
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Peter Marks

Time Out New York - Highly Recommended

"...The script (adapted from the author’s 2011 book, The Last Testament) even achieves some pathos, mainly from pro-humanity Michael’s frustration with his Lord, who evades questions in mysterious ways. And things get downright touching with God’s recollection of Jesus Christ; our Creator resembles a confused parent torn between pride and guilt. In fact, the best thing about Act is the way that Javerbaum takes the anthropomorphism of standard belief to its grotesque, logical conclusion: God realizing that He’s a narcissistic sociopath who needs help. By the end, you’re almost ready to forgive Him His sins."
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David Cote

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