Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti Star in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, Opening on Broadway November 29

Broadway News   Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti Star in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, Opening on Broadway November 29
 
The comedy also stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jeremy Shamos.
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Keegan-Michael Key, Jeremy Shamos, Amy Schumer, and Laura Benanti Matthew Murphy

The New York premiere of Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower opens officially at Broadway’s Booth Theatre November 29. The comedy stars Emmy winners Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key in their Broadway debuts, as well as Tony winner Laura Benanti and Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos (stepping in for the originally announced Alan Tudyk).

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Steve Martin Monica Simoes

Preview performances began November 1.

The Jerry Zaks-helmed production, produced by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson, broke a Booth Theatre record prior to starting: with a figure hovering around $7.5 million, the show earned the highest advance in the house’s 104-year history. The comedy consistently surpassed 100 percent of its gross potential during its preview period.

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Meanwhile, Martin's other astrally titled Broadway venture, Bright Star, celebrates the opening night of its national tour's San Francisco engagement. Performances began November 28 at the Curran Theatre.

Read: CARMEN CUSACK BRINGS BRIGHT STAR TO SAN FRANCISCO NOVEMBER 28

Set in Ojai, California, Meteor Shower follows married couple Corky (Schumer) and Norm (Shamos), who invite another couple—Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (Key) over for dinner. Soon, the two couples launch into ruthless Who's Afraid,t of Virginia Woolf?-esque psychological warfare—the fury of which is matched only by the space rocks falling above them.

Meteor Shower received its world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. A subsequent production played the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.

The production features sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Fitz Patton, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting.

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