Sunday, May 26, 2024

Broadway: Amy Schumer Will Make Debut this Fall in Steve Martin’s New Play “Meteor Shower”


Steve Martin’s new play, “Meteor Shower,” is getting an all star cast.

Amy Schumer will make her Broadway debut this fall in the comedy, directed by Jerry Zaks. And get this: her co-stars are Laura Benanti, Keegan Michael Key and Alan Tudyk.

Producers are Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson.

Previews begin November 1st with an opening night of November 29th.

A press release describes “Meteor Shower”: It’s a hot night in Ojai, California, and Corky (Schumer) and her husband Norm (Tudyk) are having another couple over for dinner.  Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (Key), though, aren’t looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends.  Eventually, the two couples find themselves in a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky. 

It’s a shame we won’t get to hear Benanti sing, but this sounds like the perfect late fall season comedy.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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