Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut

Amy Schumer will make her Broadway debut in Steve Martin's acclaimed play'Meteor Shower.    
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"Meteor Shower" will have already had two large-scale productions when it arrives in NY this fall; it ran a year ago 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.

Actress Amy Schumer is preparing to make her Broadway debut in a new play written by comedy legend Steve Martin.

The show is about two California couples getting together for dinner and to watch a meteor shower, and the ensuing chaos and marital discord that then follow. And get this: her co-stars are Laura Benanti, Keegan Michael Key and Alan Tudyk.

Meteor Shower will also mark Key's first Broadway production, after previously taking to the stage in the Off-Broadway rendition of Hamlet.

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"Celebrating the news, Amy took to Twitter on Monday (07Aug17) and announced: "@stevemartintogo wrote a hilarious play @MeteorShowerBwy & I get to do it w/ (with) @KeeganMKey @LauraBenanti @AlanTudyk".

Emmy Award-winner Schumer, who scored a hit with her 2015 comedy "Trainwreck", will star in the upcoming multigenerational-family comedy-drama "She Came to Me" with Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman.

The play, directed by Jerry Zaks ("Hello, Dolly!), is to begin previews November 1 and open November 29 at the Booth Theater". Martin tweeted praise for Meteor Shower's "impeccable cast" before joking: "Just think, we can all love each other until the first day of rehearsal!" Previews begin Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street).

The play had its world premiere in San Diego a year ago at the Old Globe theater, where the cast included The Office's Jenna Fischer, along with Greg Germann, Josh Stamberg, and Alex Henrikson.

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