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Steve Martin’s ‘Meteor Shower’ Will Bring Amy Schumer to Broadway

Steve Martin’s ‘Meteor Shower’ Will Bring Amy Schumer to Broadway
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Steve Martin is coming back to Broadway and he’s bringing with him a slate of A-list talent from all realms of the industry.

Most notable is the comedian Amy Schumer, who won an Emmy Award in 2015 for her series “Inside Amy Schumer,” and will make her Broadway debut in Martin’s new comedy, “Meteor Shower.”

But Schumer’s is not the only name that will surely sit atop the marquee’s title.

The play, billed as “a marital comedy about two couples who get together for an evening of stargazing and sparring in an Ojai, California backyard in 1993,” will also star two-time Tony winner Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key (currently performing in the Public Theater’s “Hamlet”), and Alan Tudyk (“Firefly”).

Under the esteemed direction of Jerry Zaks, who was most recently at the helm of the “Hello, Dolly!” revival, “Meteor Shower” will bow on Broadway at the Booth Theater, with previews beginning Nov. 1 and an opening night set for Nov. 29.

Martin, an Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy Award winner, is no newbie to the Great White Way. 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.

“Meteor Shower” will have already had two large-scale productions when it arrives in New York this fall; it ran last year at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, as well as in San Diego at the Old Globe Theater, where “Bright Star” also ran out of town prior to Broadway.

Other “Bright Star” holdovers: Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson will produce the play, which will be a strictly limited, 12-week engagement.

David Caparelliotis (“Fish in the Dark”), who handled casting for both out of town tryouts, will also head up casting for the Broadway incarnation.

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