Jeremy Shamos replaces Alan Tudyk in Meteor Shower
Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos has officially replaces previously announced Alan Tudyk in Tony nominee Steve Martin's new comedy Meteor Shower, directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, which will begin previews at the Booth Theatre on November 1, 2017, before an official opening on November 29 and a limited engagement through to January 21, 2018.
Mr. Tudyk has departed the production due to "creative differences".
Jeremy Shamos earned a Tony nomination for his performance in 'Clybourne Park' in 2012. Other Broadway credits include 'Noises Off', 'The Assembled Parties', 'Glengarry Glen Ross', 'Elling', 'The Rivals', and 'Reckless'.
Mr. Shamos takes on the role of Norm and joins Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Amy Schumer, making her Broadway debut as Corky, Tony winner Laura Benanti (as Laura), and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (as Gerald).
Synopsis: "Meteor Shower takes place on a hot night in Ojai, California, when Corky and her husband Norm are having another couple over for dinner. Laura and Gerald, though, aren't looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Eventually, the two couples find themselves in a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky."
The creative team behind Meteor Shower features scenic design by Tony winner Beowulf Borritt, costume design by Tony winner Ann Roth, lighting design by six-time Tony winner Natasha Katz, and sound design by Fitz Patton.
Meteor Shower is produced on Broadway by Joey Parnes Productions.
Amy Schumer earned a Golden Globe nomination for "Trainwreck" in 2016 and won an Emmy Award for "Inside Amy Schumer" in 2015. She has received a total of 10 Emmy Award nominations over the course of her career. Her most notable screen credits include "Snatched," "Amy Schumer: The Leather Special," "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo," "Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff," "Saturday Night Live," "Girls," "Delocated," and "Price Check."
- by Tom Millward