Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Meteor Shower

From 290 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Great acting

About the show

Steve Martin's new comedy about two married couples who gather to watch a celestial event comes to Broadway starring comedians Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key, Tony winner Laura Benanti, and Jeremy Shamos. More…

It’s a hot night in Ojai, California in 1993, and Corky (Schumer) and her husband Norm (Shamos) are having another couple over for dinner. But Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (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. Directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks.

1h 30m | Already closed | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (290)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Great acting
78
Avg Score

49
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You like nonsensical absurdist plays with little point. Most of my audience didn’t laugh. The humor didn’t work for me either.

Don't see it if You want to see Amy Schumer in person. Laura Benanti was interesting at least, but I still couldn’t wait for it to end.

71
Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Ephemeral, Middling

See it if you enjoy Martin's sketch-like comedy & want to see 4 comedy pros make the most of his absurdist, inconsequential, albeit very droll, script

Don't see it if you expect comic gold from the likes of S. Martin, Schumer & Key. [They deliver bronze-medal comedy, whereas Benanti brings home the gold!]

70
Funny, Fluffy, Enjoyable, Toothless, Unambitious

See it if you're a fan of any of the performers because they all do what they do best and they are all very funny.

Don't see it if you want a play that has literally anything to say. This is purely a vehicle for the actors to shine. The flimsy plot doesn't hold up.

80
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Banal, Quirky

See it if You love over-the-top, borderline nonsensical comedies that know how to land laughs.

Don't see it if You really dislike wacky comedies where half the audience is in hysterics and you’re thinking, “Why don’t I find this funny?!”

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if to see Amy Shumer and the other actors in this play. They all do a good job and are entertaining. The lighting/sky is very beautiful.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that deals with important issues or makes any sense.

Also Lighting designer Natasha Katz is amazing. The night sky depicted on t... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You're in the mood for a laugh-out-loud fast-paced 80 minute comedy with a great cast led by Amy Schumer. Wacky situations they get into!

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or the classics. This ain't that!

79
Enjoyable, Funny, Great ensemble, Better than i expected, Good direction

See it if you enjoy funny one liners and a great ensemble; Benanti is a standout; audience laughed heartily; no current/political news is good news.

Don't see it if you don't like crude humor in a play with serious undertones or over the top characters; you need to go along with the absurdist ride.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Absurd, Quirky

See it if you like a strange comedy with high-profile cast that delivers laughs. Cast had great comedic timing, it was entertaining, and a fast 90 min

Don't see it if you want to see a comedy that is very straightforward and literal. The plot is intentionally absurd and it might not be everyone's taste.

81
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you like light hearted farce with terrific actors.Show has nothing much to say, but it says it in a delightful way.Very funny and clever.

Don't see it if you want a serious show or a comedy that makes a point using humor. Actors are TERRIFIC. Show is okay.

75
Hilarious, Star power, Confusing, Edgy

See it if I don't want to overthink it because I didn't stop laughing and had a great time. Benanti, Shamos, Key, and Schumer are fantastic.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that makes sense. It's really, really funny though.

76
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of the cast, and/or are in the mood for something different.

Don't see it if you're expecting a lot. It's entertaining in many moments, but the cohesive whole doesn't really pull together in a satisfying way.

83
Absurdist play, Dizzying, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want to see a excellent ensemble cast. Benanti & Shamos are FABULOUS. Great timing. Didn't know anything about it & I enjoyed the ride.

Don't see it if You are looking for a realistic traditional comedy. It's an absurdist comedy. Although it's got a lot of laughs, it's bumpy - intentionally.

Also It makes it through 30% of the script before it really breaks out as a... Read more Read less

70
Sophomoric, Original conception, Unevenly-funny, Quirky, Forced

See it if you don't mind humor-meets-surrealism-meets-a play suffering from an identity crisis or crudeness; are fans of the actors & Steve Martin.

Don't see it if expecting some deeply-thoughtful and illuminating, riotously funny, or PG-esque love story; hoping for another Bright Star; easily offended.

Also It’s hard to tell if Meteor Shower’s failure to fully launch is rooted... Read more Read less

60
Oh, please!, Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Dated

See it if you enjoy the kind of humor that was so hilarious 40 years ago or if you are a huge Steve Martin fan, or if you just want to see Laura.

Don't see it if You value your time. There was only one laugh for me in the entire show. I can get more than that binging Frasier.

76
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Like a funny version of an Albee play. A bit over the top but that's part of the fun.

Don't see it if Expect a real message.

59
Entertaining, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if You are a fan of one of the actors and want to support them.

Don't see it if You expect to see comedy genius because it is written by Steve Martin.

78
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of Steve Martin's work.It is a fun and entertaining experience. You will not be bored. The cast is great and fun to watch.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of Steve Martin. The play is "wild and crazy" ,not your traditional type of comedy.

55
Confusing, Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you loved the Steve Martin film "The Jerk"; you love any of the four main performers; you care more about jokes than plot or sense.

Don't see it if You don't like "Funny Hat" humor (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-jerk-1979). A dated, muddled Albee send-up comedy doesn't appeal.

Also I went back and forth for a while as to whether this play was dynamite... Read more Read less

71
Funny, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you want to see these actors.

Don't see it if you need linear plots.

86
Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Quirky

See it if Absurd and hysterical; aah, Steve Martin. Don't take it too seriously, and all that is important will be revealed. Schumer and Benanti.

Don't see it if Missing a funny bone or need things to be coherent and obvious. Distaste for Martin, SNL...

62
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Good comedic acting, Fluffy

See it if You want to see decent performances by Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti.

Don't see it if You are looking for a play that engages the mind - this play is hollow at its core.

69
Quirky, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You are up for a light comedic take on Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf & if you are a fan of Amy Schumer. Jeremy Shamos is excellent!

Don't see it if you want a straight story line with no subtle & not-so- subtle plot shifts.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to laugh for 75 minutes without a break. The 4 leads are all hysterical, and all 4 look like they’re about to crack up at any time.

Don't see it if You need a longer show to get your money’s worth, don’t like suggestive language or action, or don’t like comedy. Simply a hilarious show!

41
Confusing, Strange, Disappointing

See it if you want to be able to say you saw Amy Schumer on Broadway or you are a die-hard Steve Martin fan.

Don't see it if you want an intelligent play. All the jokes are cheap and forced. The story is very hard to follow and ridiculous.

82
Entertaining, Confusing, Great acting, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if Humor very much in the style of Steve Martin's film LA STORY, constructed with all the playwrighting and comedic recall for maximum impact

Don't see it if Groundhog Day repetition will confuse some and ultimately renders it less a play than multiple drafts of a play with audience as laugh track


November 29th, 2017
“Mr. Martin is peerless at crafting tiny wit bombs...But unless you’re Oscar Wilde, tiny wit bombs do not make a satisfying play…It would be more satisfying if Mr. Martin had found a way to maintain character integrity while developing his bigger ideas and also remaining funny...Mr. Zaks tries, t...
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November 29th, 2017
“Martin’s writing veers in and out of realism—scenes sometimes stop, restart and go in different directions—which lets the playwright throw in some gutsy twists...The show zigzags across lanes with relentless speed with help from an expert cast...Despite a somewhat strained attempt to explain its...
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November 29th, 2017
“A blithely wackadoodle new comedy...A fizz of naughty, good-natured absurdity...Schumer’s the bubbly, blinking heart of the show...Keegan-Michael Key is as brazenly entertaining...May not be groundbreaking, but comedy doesn’t have to be revelatory to work. And Martin’s particular brand of humor ...
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November 29th, 2017
“Schumer is one of four terrific performers who juice the entertainment of this high-sheen production...But neither director nor cast can disguise the lack of substance in the padded sketch material...More like improv-comedy fodder than grist for a full-length play...There are plenty of laughs he...
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