Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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.

Roger Friedman
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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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