Audible, the world’s largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment has announced that the Broadway hit An Act of God will be released on their platform. The recording will see Sean Hayes (TV’s Will & Grace, Broadway’s Promises, Promises) reprising his Broadway performance as “the Almighty.” Also joining him will be Cheyenne Jackson (Finian’s Rainbow, American Horror Story) and Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, Fear the Walking Dead).
“In An Act of God, the One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by his devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.”
Sean Hayes is best known to television audiences for his role as Jack McFarland in the acclaimed sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award. Hayes starred in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises (2010), receiving a Tony nomination for his efforts. Film credits include Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, Cats & Dogs, Pieces of April, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, and Monsters University. Hayes also played Larry Fine in the made-for-television film The Three Stooges.
An Act of God first opened at Broadway’s Studio 54 in 2015 with Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, The Normal Heart) in the lead. The show returned to Broadway’s Booth Theatre in in 2016, starring Hayes who had performed the role previously at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco and the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
The audio play will release on June 4th, and is available for preorder exclusively from Audible today at audible.com/actofgod.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.