Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower Tickets

Emmy Award winner - and one of the world's top comedians - Amy Schumer is making her Broadway debut this fall as she stars in Hollywood legend and Tony Award nominee Steve Martin's new comedy Meteor Shower! The limited engagement plays Broadway's Booth Theatre from November 1, 2017, through to January 21, 2018, with an official opening set for November 29.

Ms. Schumer is joined on stage by a cast of stage and screen veterans including Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos, for the comedy that promises to have a meteoric impact on the Broadway season!

There aren't many ultra-modern, absurdist comedies floating around the Great White Way at all, so Meteor Shower is really in its own lane in terms of theatrical genres. Steve Martin's script imagines various scenarios that are played out over the course of one evening in California, with outcomes that vary from the trivial to the outlandish. As Gerald (Key) and Laura (Benanti) come over for an evening soirée to gaze at the meteor shower overhead with Norman (Shamos) and Corky (Schumer) at their house in Ojai, it's clear from the get-go that this encounter is going to be nothing short of explosive. May the mind games (and the lashings of physical comedy) ensue...

The four actors of the piece are perfectly cast and each shines as one-by-one they prove their comedy chops. Although Ms. Schumer is undoubtedly the driving force at the box office, these four are equally equipped on the stage and share equal portions of the laughter.

Are these home-wrecking intruders real? Are they just personifications of Norman and Corky's consciences? And how exactly do you create a man with a steaming hole in his chest after a meteor collision on stage? These and so many more questions can be answered with a trip to Meteor Shower at the Booth Theatre on Broadway!

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Meteor Shower:

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.

By:
Steve Martin
Producer:
Joey Parnes Productions
Director:
Jerry Zaks
Lighting:
Natasha Katz
Sound:
Fitz Patton
Design:
Beowulf Borritt
Costume:
Ann Roth
Cast list:
Amy Schumer (as Corky), Laura Benanti (as Laura), Keegan-Michael Key (as Gerald), and Jeremy Shamos (as Norm)
Meteor Shower Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 1, 2017
Opening date: 
November 29, 2017
Closes: 
January 21, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Booth Theatre

Address:
222 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Meteor Shower News & Features

Jeremy Shamos
Interview with Meteor Shower star Jeremy Shamos
December 15, 2017

Jeremy Shamos is a Tony Award nominee and Broadway veteran whose many stage credits include his 2012 Tony-nominated turn in Clybourne Park, as well as Noises Off, The Assembled Parties, Glengarry Glen Ross, Elling, The Rivals, and his Broadway debut in Reckless in 2004. Now, he has fulfilled a dream of working with one of his childhood idols - Hollywood icon Steve Martin - who has written the comedy Meteor Shower, which continues to play to full houses at Broadway's Booth Theatre.

Amy Schumer
NYTG at the Broadway Opening of Meteor Shower
November 30, 2017

Last night one of the most anticipated productions of the fall officially opened at Broadway's Booth Theatre, as Steve Martin's new comedy Meteor Shower rained down on the Great White Way! Broadway is always powered by its star names, and the intimate theatre debut here of Amy Schumer, a star of the big and small screen as well as arena comedy shows, was bound to be a hot ticket. Indeed, the production has opened to the biggest advance in the storied history of the Booth Theatre, with a whopping $7.5m in ticket sales!

Our Meteor Shower Review

I wish I had more to say, but I’ll admit that I am at a loss for words after seeing Meteor Shower, Steve Martin’s absurd new comedy at the Booth Theatre. What does one say about an entertainment this lightweight, this pointless, this short?