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Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play

Photo Amy Schumer will star in "Meteor Shower", about an encounter between two couples in California.

Martin specifically sought Schumer out for the play, and offered her the gig after tracking her down at a house party.

Amy Schumer will make her Broadway debut this fall in the comedy, directed by Jerry Zaks.

Amy has been cast as Corky, with Alan Tudyk playing her husband Norm, while Laura Benanti and funnyman Keegan-Michael Key will portray the visiting couple, Laura and Gerald. "He is my friend and I just love him and can't believe I get to be in his play on BROADWAY!"

Under the esteemed direction of Jerry Zaks, who was most recently at the helm of the "Hello, Dolly!" revival, "Meteor Shower" will bow on Broadway at the Booth Theater, with previews beginning November 1 and an opening night set for November 29. The 36-year-old, who is best known as a stand-up comedian, has landed herself a leading role in the Broadway production of Meteor Shower - a play written by Steven Martin over a 20-year period. And when I started to think about who everybody is (in the play), that's when it got worthy.




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

Meteor Shower is set to begin previews on November 1 at the Booth Theatre and will have its opening night on November 29.

Comedy icon Martin, who turns 72 on August 14, was nominated for Tony Awards for the book and the music of the 2016 musical "Bright Star".

"Meteor Shower" first appeared on stage at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre before landing in CT.

Schumer will also star in a romantic comedy, I Feel Pretty, with Emily Ratajkowksi next year.

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