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Big Sick: Steven Martin Play “Meteor Shower” Cancels Matinee as Two of Four Stars Have Flu

It’s not easy doing eight performances a week on Broadway. It’s especially grueling in sub zero temps outside, as the audience — 900 people, let’s say– comes in coughing and sneezing.

And so Steve Martin’s current offering, “Meteor Shower,” has cancelled its matinee today. Of the four person cast, two of the leads have the flu and could not come in today. Both Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti threw in the towel and picked up the tissues.

Keegan Michael Key and Jeremy Shamos, who seem to be fine, can spend their afternoon watching football. Tonight I’m sure they’ll be watching the Golden Globes as Key’s comedy partner, Jordan Peele, is up for a lot of awards with “Get Out.” And Shamos is in the nominated comedy “The Big Sick.” Which is, of course ironic.