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The Verdict What Did Critics Have to Say About Broadway’s Meteor Shower, Starring Amy Schumer? The Steve Martin comedy also stars Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jeremy Shamos.
Keegan-Michael Key, Jeremy Shamos, Amy Schumer, and Laura Benanti Matthew Murphy

The Steve Martin play Meteor Shower made its official New York premiere November 29, celebrating its opening night at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. The comedy stars Emmy winners Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key in their Broadway debuts, as well as Tony winner Laura Benanti and Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos.

Read reviews of the Jerry Zaks-helmed production below. Playbill will continue to update as reviews come in.

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

Entertainment Weekly (Allison Adato)

Financial Times (Max McGuinness)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Los Angeles Times (Charles McNulty)

New York Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

NY1 (Roma Torre)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The Washington Post (Peter Marks)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Set in Ojai, California, Meteor Shower follows married couple Corky (Schumer) and Norm (Shamos), who invite another couple—Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (Key) over for dinner. Soon, the two couples launch into ruthless Who's Afraid,t of Virginia Woolf?-esque psychological warfare—the fury and absurdity of which matched only by the space rocks falling above them

The play received its world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. A subsequent production played the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.

The production, produced by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson, features sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Fitz Patton, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting.


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