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Meteor Shower Details
Written by Actor, Comedian, Producer and accomplished banjo player Steve Martin, Meteor Shower is a wild and crazy adventure set in Ojai, California during the 1993 meteor shower. As anyone familiar with Steve Martin’s wild and witty personality would expect, a simple dinner date between married couples watching the night sky is anything but simple. The cast of Meteor Shower takes you on a fun, exciting, and sometimes awkward rollercoaster ride that borders on the absurd. Audiences are sure to enjoy this comedic work of genius and all its twists and turns.
A show this complex could only be handled by a masterful casting, and the cast of Meteor Shower is star-studded indeed. An eclectic mix of veterans of both stage and screen, the cast handles the material with finesse and seamless performances that really keep the audience on the edge of their seats. There are twists and turns at every corner, and a handful of meteorites plummeting to the earth tossed in just to make things more interesting.
Amy Schumer is headlining this staging of Meteor Shower, playing overly-sensitive Corky. The successful stand-up comic and movie actress is expected to entice a new and unique fanbase to Broadway, introducing the stage to a wider range of Broadway “newbies” than other shows in the past. But it’s not just her star power that makes her a perfect match for Meteor Shower. Amy Schumer’s respect and appreciation for Broadway has made an impression on her castmates. While she has plenty of big screen success to boast about, Amy has approached her Broadway debut with humility and a seriousness that shows her lifelong passion for the stage. But if you’re already a fan of Schumer’s, don’t expect a complete departure from the comedic style that Schumer brings to all her roles. She is still her brilliant self, according to castmate Laura Benanti, and her quick wit and natural creativity are sure to win her some new fans along the way.
Broadway veteran Laura Benanti lends her genius to the role of Laura, her flawless comedic timing the perfect addition to this star-studded cast of lively characters. She has won two Tony Awards (Gypsy and She Loves Me), but many fans will recognize Laura Benanti from her television roles on Nashville, Supergirl and Nurse Jackie. An active supporter of the arts, she even wrote and recorded the song, “I Like Musicals” and donated the proceeds to VH1’s foundation Save The Music.
Jerry Zaks is directing, coming off his smashing success directing the revival of Hello, Dolly!, which broke box office records featuring Bette Midler in the title role. Jerry Zaks got his start on Broadway in the original production of Grease. A respected fixture on Broadway and off, Zaks has directed more than 20 Broadway productions. It’s no surprise that Zaks has won many awards throughout his memorable career, but perhaps the most notable are his George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his induction into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2013.
Meteor Shower Show Dates
Meteor Shower premiered in 2016 in a co-production at the San Diego’s Old Globe Theater and New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater. You can catch the current season of Meteor Shower at the Booth Theater in New York City, with showings most Tuesdays-Sundays (excluding holidays). The first season opened in early November 2017 and is set to run until January 21st, 2018, but as with any show both on and off Broadway, there’s always the possibility of added show dates. Make sure to check back often for updates, and don’t miss this one of a kind comedy.
How much do Meteor Shower Tickets Cost?
Though Meteor Shower ticket prices can vary widely depending on the day of week and the season, ticket prices range from under $100 to upwards a couple hundred for top-notch seats.
Meteor Shower Runtime
Meteor Shower’s official runtime 90 minutes and has no intermission, but as with any live show, it could run slightly shorter or slightly longer.