Amy Schumer joins Steve Martin's Broadway comeback

Calvin Saunders
August 9, 2017

"Meteor Shower" will have already had two large-scale productions when it arrives in NY this fall; it ran past year at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, as well as in San Diego at the Old Globe Theater, where "Bright Star" also ran out of town prior to Broadway.

Meteor Shower takes place on a hot night in Ojai, California, when Corky (Schumer) and her husband, Norm (Tudyk), are having another couple over for dinner.

The show has run previously in San Diego and New Haven, but the addition of Schumer and Key gave it the star-power it needed to push it through to NY.

The comic, 36, confirmed on Instagram on Monday that she will tread the boards in Steve Martin's Meteor Shower.

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Schumer will be joined by Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti and Alan Tudyk (Too-diek). "He is my friend and I just love him and can't believe I get to be in his play on BROADWAY!"

The play had its world premiere in San Diego past year at the Old Globe theater, where the cast included The Office's Jenna Fischer, along with Greg Germann, Josh Stamberg, and Alex Henrikson.

The play's director will be Jerry Zaks, whose glitzy revival of Hello, Dolly! won four Tony awards, including best actress in a musical for legendary star Bette Midler.

"A meteor shower actually came to me first", Martin told the San Diego Tribune on writing the play. The Broadway run opens November 29, with previews beginning November 1, at the Booth Theatre. She also will star in and produce the comedy feature "I Feel Pretty", and plays a supporting role in DreamWorks' upcoming PTSD drama "Thank You for Your Service", the directorial debut of "American Sniper" screenwriter Jason Hall.

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