Sean Hayes plans return to Broadway playing God

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, actor Sean Hayes attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Hayes will play God in a stage adaptation of the humor book "The Last Testament: A Memoir by God" on Broadway. The play, called "An Act of God," will come to Broadway this summer. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Will & Grace” star Sean Hayes is coming back to Broadway as a guy with plenty of will and grace.

Hayes will play God in a stage adaptation of the humor book “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God” on Broadway. The play, called “An Act of God,” is adapted by its author, David Javerbaum, and made its Broadway debut last summer.

Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, who also helmed “Wicked,” will direct the show, which begins performances in May at the Booth Theatre. Javerbaum is the Emmy Award-winning former head writer and executive producer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

The play is a chance for the Almighty to set the record straight — like that he doesn’t hate gays and he can’t help anyone sing better — and update his 10 Commandments.

Hayes, who played the Almighty role in Los Angeles and San Francisco, inherited the part from “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, who played the role last summer on Broadway.

Hayes made his Broadway debut in 2011 in a revival of “Promises, Promises” alongside Kristin Chenoweth. A “Three Stooges” sequel, in which he plays Larry, is anticipated to be in production this year.

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Online: http://www.AnActOfGod.com

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