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‘An Act of God’ Gets Born Again on Broadway with Sean Hayes

An Act of God,” the stage comedy that had a successful limited run on Broadway last year with Jim Parsons, will be back in New York come May, with Sean Hayes now filling the shoes of the Almighty.

Hayes will travel with the production back to Broadway after starring in it in L.A. and then in San Francisco, where the show is now playing. He last appeared on Broadway in the 2010 revival of “Promises, Promises,” and hosted the Tony Awards that year.

“Act of God” will occupy a similar summer slot this year as it did in 2015, starting previews May 28 ahead of a June 6 opening. That timing seemed to work well last time around, with hot-weather tourist audiences lured to the show by Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), a familiar face from TV. “Act of God” rang in robust weekly grosses during its entire 2015 run, and recouped its $2.9 million capitalization costs in about 10 weeks.

Adapted by David Javerbaum (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) from his own book — originally published under the title “The Last Testament: A Memoir By God” (and itself based on Javerbaum’s series of tweets in the voice of the Almighty) — “Act of God” sees the deity appearing on stage to answer some of humanity’s longstanding questions. Joe Mantello (“Wicked,” “The Humans,” “Blackbird”) directs.

Produced by Jeffrey Finn, “An Act of God” will spend the summer at Broadway’s Booth Theater, where the production will end its limited run Sept. 4.

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