Amy Schumer to make Broadway debut in Steve Martin comedy

09 August, 2017, 00:08 | Author: Courtney Perry
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After months of speculation, the official cast for the Broadway run for Steve Martin's play, Meteor Shower, has been announced, and it's stacked.

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.

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"). Schumer and Key will be making their Broadway debuts.

Meteor Shower premiered last fall at San Diego's Old Globe, where it set the theater's all-time sales record and had Jenna Fischer (The Office) in the headlining role.


Directed by four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks, "Meteor Shower" is scheduled to begin previews November 1 at the Booth Theatre on West 45th Street, with opening night set for November 29. Performances for Meteor Shower begin on Wednesday, November 1st, and opening night at the Booth Theatre is set for Wednesday, November 29th. And when I started to think about who everybody is (in the play), that's when it got worthy.

Amy Schumer speaking about her film "Trainwreck" at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, April 19, 2015.

Previews begin at the Booth theatre in NY on 1 November. His musical collaboration with Edie Brickell, "Bright Star", ran (albeit briefly) in 2016, and was nominated for five Tony Awards including best musical as well as best book and score.

Amy plays Renee Barrett In I Feel Pretty, a woman whose head injury leads her to believe a spell was cast on her to make her look incredibly handsome.

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