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Amy Schumer to star in Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' on Broadway

Amy Schumer to star in Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' on Broadway

Schumer announced the news on Monday and called the show, "hilarious" via Twitter. Schumer will play one half of one couple alongside Alan Tudyk, and the other couple will be played by Tony victor Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Keegan-Michael Key of "Key and Peele".

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.

Set in the 1990s on a hot California night, "Meteor Shower" will star Schumer as one half of the two couples who dine together and end up watching a cosmic shower of smoldering rocks. At the helm of the Broadway edition is director Jerry Zaks whose previous work includes "The House of Blue Leaves", "Lend Me a Tenor", "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Guys and Dolls" which all earned him Tony Awards.

'As the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, cocktails flow, tempers flare, and sparks fly - literally'. The 36-year-old, who is best known as a stand-up comedian, has landed herself a leading role in the Broadway production of Meteor Shower - a play written by Steven Martin over a 20-year period. "I liked the idea of it-I liked the idea of a couple going to watch a meteor shower". And when I started to think about who everybody is (in the play), that's when it got worthy.

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Meteor Shower is slated to run for 12 weeks.

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

"I can't tell you how excited I am", Steve told the New York Times.

Amy plays Renee Barrett In I Feel Pretty, a woman whose head injury leads her to believe a spell was cast on her to make her look incredibly lovely.


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