Amy Schumer will make her Broadway debut in Steve Martin's new play
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.