Schumer to make Broadway debut in Steve Martin comedy

Amy Schumer is set to make her Broadway debut in an upcoming theatrical comedy.

As previously speculated, Tony nominee Steve Martin's new comedy, Meteor Shower, will premiere on the Great White Way in a production starring Emmy victor Amy Schumer in her Broadway debut!

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. Corky (Schumer) and her husband, Norm (Tudyk), are having another couple over for dinner.


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

"Meteor Shower" first appeared on stage at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre before landing in CT. And while Schumer is best known as a comedian, her career is rooted in theater; she trained as an actor, and before striking it big in stand-up, made a critically well-received turn in the Off-Broadway play "Keeping Abreast".

"A meteor shower actually came to me first", Martin told the San Diego Tribune on writing the play. His 2016 musical Bright Star ran for four months and was a financial failure but a critical darling, garnering a total of five Tony nominations.


Meteor Shower begins previews on November 1, and will open on November 29.

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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