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

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.

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.

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

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.

60
Funny, Quirky, Aburdist

See it if See it for the performances. Everyone is hilarious, but I'm just not sure what the point was. The set was beautiful.

Don't see it if you are looking for a typical play. It's part farce, part sitcom, all absurdist. The plot is not linear and a little confusing.

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.

54
Banal, Great acting, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you like 80's-style sketch-show comedy (think Coneheads) or are fans of any of the actors, who give good performances of bad writing.

Don't see it if you like your comedy current.

Also The best joke involves the Sound of Music -- the next 70-ish minutes a... Read more Read less

54
Banal, Quirky, Insipid, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You are an Amy Schumer fan. She doesn't disappoint even if the show does.

Don't see it if You want to see a coherent plot. The ensemble acting is good, but it just didn't click for me.

65
Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if You’d like to see Amy Schumer light up the stage! I thought she was brilliant. Very charismatic & charming. She was so fun to watch!

Don't see it if You aren’t up for a little absurdity. Steve Martin’s over the top characters & odd storyline keep you wondering what’s exactly happening.

69
Absurdist, Dizzying, Funny, Perplexing, Quirky

See it if you love any and all of the performers onstage, or are curious to see the output of the mind of Steve Martin.

Don't see it if you are expecting a linear, traditional storyline.

60
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if you want to see an extended SNL skit with some big names in comedy.

Don't see it if you are going for the story.

64
Disappointing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you are a fan of anyone in the cast. they all give fantastic performances. you want a good laugh or are in a mood for an absurdist play

Don't see it if you value good writing. this is all over the place and fails to achieve what it tries to do

65
Funny, Confusing

See it if Looking for a joke machine with committed performances.

Don't see it if if you're looking for more than some laughs. The plot and end "reveal" don't hold up.

50
Clever, Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Quirky

See it if A couples' attempt to battle with their unconscious behavior will have you exploding with laughter. I think that's the point. Not certain.

Don't see it if 70 mins., a few jokes from fine comedians aren't enough for the money spent. If only Martin would add 10 mins. & write a satisfying ending.

50
Confusing, Disappointing, Clever, Funny

See it if you want to see some incredible choices in casting ... especially Laura Benanti. Seems to be a watered down knock off of Virginia Woolf.

Don't see it if you're expecting something rich and full in content.

Also I was surprised by Amy's ability on the Broadway stage. She held her o... Read more Read less

69
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny material

See it if Enjoyable, the good cast is fresh and funny (not hilarious). Raunchy humor.

Don't see it if You are not into comedy, whether good or mediocre.

68
Great acting, Funny, Scatterbrained, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy ridiculous, absurdist well-executed comedy

Don't see it if you're expectations are high. This show feels like it has a vague point its trying to make but ultimately fails to impact at all

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Odd

See it if you want to see Amy Schumer (who is not very good on the stage) or you want to see the actors laugh at their own jokes.

Don't see it if you want to see something thought-provoking or interesting.

Also Lauren Benanti was the best thing about this show. It was so fun to wa... Read more Read less

50
Disappointing, Confusing, Annoying characters over-acted

See it if You're a die-hard Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key fan. But don't expect anything deep. Physical humor didn't work...

Don't see it if You want a tidy, linear well-scripted show that isn't in love with itself.

69
Funny, Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You want to see some excellent performances in a play that is very uneven. Sometimes funny, sometimes flat.

Don't see it if You are offended by sexual situations and language.

57
Banal, Excruciating, Quirky, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if YOU LIKE REALLY LONG SNL SKETCHES

Don't see it if YOU ARE EXPECTING STEVE MARTIN LEVEL OF HILARITY

62
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You want to see Kegaan Micheal Key and Amy schumer in their broadway debut

Don't see it if You are easily bored and dont like silliness.

67
Disappointing

See it if you like Amy Shumer. It's a great opportunity to see her in action--she's excellent.

Don't see it if you're expecting more than a light romp or a show in the caliber of Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile"

68
Banal, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting, Playwright did not push himself

See it if you really love Amy Schumer. She shines in this/

Don't see it if you've seen Oh Hello or One Man, 2 Guvnors which were both way way way way way way way funnier.

68
Funny, Dizzying, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you'd be into an (undeniably funny) Steve Martin sex farce making a so-so attempt at being something more profound, or want to see Schumer.

Don't see it if you don't like absurdism and a lack of narrative, or have a thing against shows that wouldn't exist if not for the names involved.


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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