Emmy-winning actor Sean Hayes will return to Broadway this summer in a 14-week second coming of the hit comedy “An Act of God,” producer Jeffrey Finn announced Wednesday.
The former “Will & Grace” star will play the Almighty in David Javerbaum‘s one-act, virtually one-man comedy, which premiered on Broadway last summer starring “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, another Emmy-winning sitcom actor with Broadway experience.
The revival, directed by Joe Mantello, will begin performances on May 28 for an official opening on June 6. It will run through Sept. 4 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre, where Forest Whitaker‘s “Hughie” closed prematurely.
Hayes recently wrapped a six-week run of the show at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre and is currently performing at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre.
In the play, the Almighty takes the form of a lowly sitcom actor to share divine wisdom and answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. God’s angels have yet to be cast.
Hayes, best known for playing Jack McFarland on eight seasons of “Will & Grace,” is no stranger to the Great White Way. He received a Tony nomination in 2010, starring opposite Kristin Chenoweth in the musical revival “Promises Promises.”
Javerbaum served as head writer and executive producer for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and also curates the Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, which has more than 2 million followers.