Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play

Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play

Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play

A press release describes "Meteor Shower": It's a hot night in Ojai, California, and Corky (Schumer) and her husband Norm (Tudyk) are having another couple over for dinner.

Joining Schumer will be fellow Broadway newcomer Keegan-Michael Key, as well as Laura Benanti and Alan Tudyk. "He is my friend and I just love him and can't believe I get to be in his play on BROADWAY!"

Directed by four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks, "Meteor Shower" is scheduled to begin previews November 1 at the Booth Theatre on West 45th Street, with opening night set for November 29. For Amy, the casting announcement comes after she dropped out of starring in the live-action "Barbie" movie earlier this year due to "scheduling conflicts". Meteor Shower is Martin's first Broadway opening since his Tony award-nominated bluegrass musical Bright Star, which closed last summer after a disappointing box office run.

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"A meteor shower actually came to me first", Martin told San Diego Tribune of his inspiration for the piece.

'And then the next thing is, well, who is everybody?

"Meteor Shower" first appeared on stage at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre before landing in CT. And when I started to think about who everybody is [in the play], that's when it got worthy.

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Meteor Shower is slated to run for 12 weeks.

Jerry Zaks will direct the play, which will begin previews on 1 November (17) at the Booth Theatre, ahead of a 29 November (17) launch. She also will star in and produce the comedy feature "I Feel Pretty", and plays a supporting role in DreamWorks' upcoming PTSD drama "Thank You for Your Service", the directorial debut of "American Sniper" screenwriter Jason Hall.

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