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. But Laura (Laura Benanti) and Gerald (Keegan-Michael Key) aren’t looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Eventually, the two couples find themselves in a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky. Entertaining has never been more entertaining than in this “cosmic comedy from the master of the American absurd” (Variety).
Booth Theatre on Broadway
First Preview 01, Nov 2017
Opening Night 29, Nov 2017
Closing Night Jan 21, 2018
Amy Schumer – Corky
Keegan-Michael Key – Gerald
Laura Benanti – Laura
Alan Tudyk – Norm
Meteor Shower played at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre after a summer co-producer at San Diego’s Old Globe in 2016.
“I don’t know what’s going on but I’ll just go along with it,” a character says in Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower,” opening at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater following a summer co-production at San Diego’s Old Globe. That’s good advice for audiences, too. Figuring out this cosmic comedy from the master of the American absurd can result, as it does for one of the characters in the piece, in “brain explosions.” So sure, there are some rethinks and rewinds along the way in this brisk evening of couples therapy, especially in the post-post-modern second act. But this loopy satire of marriage, sex and the inner id still provides lots of laughs — and another likely staple for theatres that found success with Martin’s two earlier plays. See Full Story at Variety Website Here.
Produced by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson
World premiere at Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California
(Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director)
Subsequently produced by The Long Wharf Theatre (Gordon Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director)
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Ann Roth
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Sound Design by Fitz Patton
The Booth Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 222 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in midtown-Manhattan, New York City. Architect Henry B. Herts designed the Booth and its companion Shubert Theatre as a back-to-back pair sharing a Venetian Renaissance-style façade. Named in honour of famed 19th-century American actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, the theatre’s 783-seat auditorium was intended to provide an intimate setting for dramatic and comedy plays. It opened on October 16, 1913, with Arnold Bennett’s play The Great Adventure.
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222 W 45th St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10036
Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Square
Monday – Sat 10am-8pm Sun Check
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps.
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps.
Wheelchair accessible restroom available.