‘Meteor Shower’ is set to open on Nov. 29
Amy Schumer is officially heading to Broadway.
Producers announced Monday that the comedian, author, and actress will star in Meteor Shower, a new play written by Steve Martin, marking her Broadway debut.
Schumer will be joined in the cast by Keegan-Michael Key (also in his Broadway debut), Tony winner Laura Benanti, and Alan Tudyk (Moana, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
Schumer and Tudyk will play Corky and Norm, a married couple who are having another couple, Laura and Gerald (Benanti and Key) over for dinner. But, a synopsis of the production teases, their guests “aren’t looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends,” and the two couples eventually find themselves in “a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky.”
The play marks Martin’s second Broadway effort, following 2016’s Bright Star, a musical he co-wrote with Edie Brickell.
Meteor Shower had its world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, followed by a production at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Jerry Zaks is directing its Broadway run, which begins previews on Nov. 1 and is set for a Nov. 29 opening night at the Booth Theatre.