Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos (If I Forget) will join the cast of Steve Martin's new Broadway comedy Meteor Shower, production spokespeople have confirmed. Shamos replaces the previously announced Alan Tudyk, who has departed the production due to creative differences.
Shamos joins Emmy winners Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), who will be making their Broadway debuts, as well as Tony winner Laura Benanti (She Loves Me). Directed by Jerry Zaks, Meteor Shower will begin performances November 1 at the Booth Theatre, with opening night set for November 29.
The play is described as follows: "It's a hot night in Ojai, California, and Corky (Schumer) and her husband, Norm (Shamos), are having another couple over for dinner. Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (Key), though, 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."
The design team for Meteor Shower includes Beowulf Borritt (scenic design), Ann Roth (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), and Fitz Patton (sound design).
Meteor Shower had its world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and had a subsequent production at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. It is produced on Broadway by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson.
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