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Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut

Amy Schumer to Make 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.

Joining Schumer will be fellow Broadway newcomer Keegan-Michael Key, as well as Laura Benanti and Alan Tudyk.

"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". The director is Jerry Zaks, who was nominated for a Tony award earlier this year for Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler.

Steve Martin's new play, "Meteor Shower", is getting an all star cast.

Meteor Shower follows two couples getting together for dinner to watch a meteor shower, and the antics and marital misadventures that ensue.

"A meteor shower actually came to me first", Martin told San Diego Tribune of his inspiration for the piece.

Amy made the announcement on her Instagram page, writing: "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. Because I had a psychological interpretation of who everybody was, and that gave me something to write from". Meteor Shower will be his second Broadway venture as a writer as he previously collaborated with Edie Brickell on the musical Bright Star.

Previews begin at the Booth theatre in NY on 1 November.

"Meteor Shower" first appeared on stage at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre before landing in CT. She also will star in and produce the comedy feature "I Feel Pretty", and plays a supporting role in DreamWorks' upcoming PTSD drama "Thank You for Your Service", the directorial debut of "American Sniper" screenwriter Jason Hall.

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