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

Actress and comedian Amy Schumer will star in Steve Martin's four-person comedy "Meteor Shower" starting in November.

"It's a hot night in Ojai, California, and Corky (Amy Schumer) and her husband Norm (Alan Tudyk) are having another couple over for dinner".

Schumer will lead a cast of fellow amusing people, including Keegan-Michael Key (of "Key & Peele" fame, who is performing in an Off-Broadway run of "Hamlet" alongside Oscar Isaac), Alan Tudyk ("Firefly") and Tony Award victor Laura Benanti ("Gypsy").

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The show has run previously in San Diego and New Haven, but the addition of Schumer and Key gave it the star-power it needed to push it through to NY.

Martin specifically sought Schumer out for the play, and offered her the gig after tracking her down at a house party.

"Celebrating the news, Amy took to Twitter on Monday (07Aug17) and announced: "@stevemartintogo wrote a hilarious play @MeteorShowerBwy & I get to do it w/ (with) @KeeganMKey @LauraBenanti @AlanTudyk".

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Jerry Zaks will be directing "Meteor Shower's" debut on Broadway and previews begin on November 1.

Meteor Shower will run for 12 weeks at New York's Booth Theatre. The show was previously staged, without Schumer, at the Long Wharf theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Old Globe in San Diego.

Previews begin at the Booth theatre in NY on 1 November. Martin was last represented on Broadway with his bluegrass-driven musical "Bright Star".

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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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