Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Amy Schumer to Make Her Broadway Debut in Steve Martin's New Play

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Amy Schumer Austin Hargrave Amy Schumer
Felix Bryan | 09 August, 2017, 00:10

"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.

She'll play the character of Corky in the show, who alongside her husband invites another couple round for an unforgettable and quite unconventional dinner party.

According to the New York Times, the comedian will make her Broadway debut this fall, starring in Meteor Shower, a play written by Steve Martin. Schumer and Key will be making their Broadway debuts.

Joining Ms. Schumer in the cast will be Laura Benanti (a Tony victor for "Gypsy"), Keegan-Michael Key (now performing in "Hamlet" at the Public Theater) and Alan Tudyk ("Firefly").

The Trainwreck actress wrote: '#SteveMartin wrote a hilarious play @MeteorShowerBwy and I get to do it with @keeganmic @laurabenanti @alantudyk'.

The play ran for the first time at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California in 2016, later migrating to the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.

The play, directed by Jerry Zaks ("Hello, Dolly!), is to begin previews November 1 and open November 29 at the Booth Theater".

"I got to do a Steve Martin play in college and have loved him since I saw him as the waiter in The Muppet Movie". Martin was last represented on Broadway with his bluegrass-driven musical "Bright Star".

The production will enter previews on November 1 and open on November 29 at the Booth Theater.

Meanwhile, Amy is now shooting a new comedy called "I Feel Pretty", having also completed work on "She Came to Me" starring Nicole Kidman and Steve Carell and the military biopic "Thank You for Your Service".

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