Craig Bierko Stars in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower at Long Wharf, Starting Today

News   Craig Bierko Stars in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower at Long Wharf, Starting Today
 
Martin was represented on Broadway last season with the new musical Bright Star, co-written with Edie Brickell.
Craig Bierko
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Tony Award nominee Craig Bierko heads the cast of Steve Martin’s comedy Meteor Shower at Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut.

The show wrapped up a co-production engagement at The Old Globe Theatre in California September 7. The Long Wharf transfer runs September 28-October 23.

Bierko currently stars as a series regular in Lifetime’s UnREAL and has appeared on Broadway in the 2000 revival of The Music Man (as Harold Hill), Thou Shalt Not, the 2009 revival of Guys and Dolls (as Sky Masterson) and Matilda The Musical (as a replacement Miss Trunchbull).

Martin was on Broadway this past spring as composer of the musical Bright Star. Martin’s new “adult comedy” concerns “two married couples who gather to watch a celestial event.” Production notes warn, “Get ready for the unexpected when Norm and his wife Corky invite another couple to their Ojai backyard to watch a meteor shower in the night sky. As the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, cocktails flow, tempers flare, and sparks fly—literally. Steve Martin’s surprising new comedy takes an offbeat and absurdist look at the comic anxiety lurking just beneath the surface of modern marriage.”

Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein staged the Old Globe production and repeats the task in New Haven.

SEE WHAT CRITICS THOUGHT OF METEOR SHOWER AT OLD GLOBE.

Meteor Shower opens Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 season, which is set to include new plays and a world-premiere musical, Adam Gopnik and David Shire’s Table.

David Shire
David Shire Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Long Wharf is also teaming up with The Roundabout Theatre Company for the world-premiere staging of Napoli Brooklyn, a 1960’s Brooklyn-set play about the women of the Muscolino family. It is billed as a “poetic and beautiful play about sisterhood, freedom and forgiveness”; performances are scheduled to run February 15-March 12, 2017.

Closing out the season will be Table, a new musical about a small family restaurant in Union Square. The new work is a collaboration between New Yorker writer Gopnik and Oscar winner Shire. Directed by Edelstein, performances are scheduled to run May 3-28.

The slate also features Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People, which played Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre; Samuel Beckett’s Endgame; and Jerry Sterner’s Other People’s Money.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit longwharf.org or call (203) 787-4282.

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