Amy Schumer to star in Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' on Broadway


Amy Schumer to star in Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' on Broadway

The play takes place over one unhinged night in 1993 in Ojai, California, and follows a husband and wife (Schumer and Tudyk) who invite another couple (Benanti and Key) over to their house for a night of food, conversation, and meteor shower-watching.

Schumer announced the news on Monday and called the show, "hilarious" via Twitter.

Most notable is the comedian Amy Schumer, who won an Emmy Award in 2015 for her series "Inside Amy Schumer", and will make her Broadway debut in Martin's new comedy, "Meteor Shower".

The show will also mark Keegan-Michael Key's first time on the Great White Way.

Joining Ms. Schumer in the cast will be Laura Benanti (a Tony victor for "Gypsy"), Keegan-Michael Key (now performing in "Hamlet" at the Public Theater) and Alan Tudyk ("Firefly"). Jerry Zaks, a multi-Tony victor, directs. Performances for Meteor Shower begin on Wednesday, November 1st, and opening night at the Booth Theatre is set for Wednesday, November 29th.

The play had productions past year at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego and at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven.

"A meteor shower actually came to me first", Martin told San Diego Tribune of his inspiration for the piece. And when I started to think about who everybody is [in the play], that's when it got worthy. It is set for November 29 to officially open at Booth Theater. His 2016 musical Bright Star ran for four months and was a financial failure but a critical darling, garnering a total of five Tony nominations.

Meanwhile, Amy is now shooting a new comedy called "I Feel Pretty", having also completed work on "She Came to Me" starring Nicole Kidman and Steve Carell and the military biopic "Thank You for Your Service".



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