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

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.

27
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you laugh easily at hackneyed jokes and non-jokes masquerading as jokes (Even being a fan of the actors isn't a good reason)

Don't see it if you're not up for casual misogyny and homophobia from a pay that was written by a rich straight white man for rich straight white men

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.

49
Confusing, Indulgent, Slow, Sometimes funny

See it if You don't mind a half-baked play with famous actors who try to make it work. You enjoy humor about marriage.

Don't see it if You expect cohesive characters or depth.

Also I saw it when Amy Schumer was sick. I gather she was the play's saving... Read more Read less

49
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Funny

See it if You're a big fan of Laura Benanti and want to see her doing something different

Don't see it if You're looking for a well crafted comedy with a linear plot

Also I still really have no idea what happened in this show. The best part ... Read more Read less

24
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing

See it if you want to see a confusing, trite cliched play starring Amy Schumer & written by Steve Martin.

Don't see it if you don't like slapstick and do enjoy intelligent, well written subject matter.

19
Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Seeing Amy Schumer is the most important/only consideration in your decision.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for characters as ciphers, comedy as extended snl skit full of dumb cliched repetitive relationship jokes.

Also I can honestly say I laughed more at Next to Normal (in the same theat... Read more Read less

45
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you like Amy Schumer so much that you are willing to sit through an insufferable 2 hours.

Don't see it if Yes....don't see it.

38
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like to go to shows written by a comedian, that has big names starring.

Don't see it if You like good theatre, don't like confusing situations and off color lanuage.

Also Just because Steve Martin wrote this doesn't mean it's good, it only m... Read more Read less

During previews
35
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Funny, Raunchy

See it if If you are a huge fan of Amy Schumer or Keegan-Michael Key and want to see them in their element

Don't see it if You are expecting to see a good play. It’s just not a good play. There is no point.

During previews
1
Overrated, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You have no better way to spend $150.

Don't see it if You enjoy going to the theater or are looking for a shower that is interesting, funny, or makes even an ounce of sense.


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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