Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in Upcoming Steve Martin Comedy
“Meteor Shower” also stars Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Tudyk, and Tony-winner Laura BenantiAugust 7, 2017
Amy Schumer is headed to Broadway.
The 36-year-old comedian, actress, and frequent Stern Show guest will make her debut in “Meteor Shower,” a new play from Steve Martin. Her co-stars include Tony-winner Laura Benanti (“Gypsy”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Keanu”), and Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”).
“Meteor Shower”—a marital comedy which enjoyed limited runs last year in San Diego and New Haven, Conn.—will bow this fall on Broadway. Set in 1993, the story follows two couples who spend an evening together in Ojai, Calif., and get into a few squabbles as they look at the stars.
While this play marks Schumer’s Broadway debut, she did show off her theatrical chops in May when she visited the Stern Show to discuss her latest film “Snatched” and wound up playing Megyn Kelly in Howard’s Fox News musical. Check out the video (below):
Martin, meanwhile, is now a seasoned Broadway pro. The comedy icon previously teamed up with Edie Brickell for the Tony-nominated musical “Bright Star,” which hit Broadway in 2016—the same year he made his Stern Show debut. Listen to him and Howard discuss “Bright Star” (below) and check out more from the interview here.
“Meteor Shower,” directed by Jerry Zaks (“Hello, Dolly!”), begins previews Nov. 1 and opens Nov. 29 at the Booth Theatre in Manhattan. Get more information here.