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

During previews
83
Great acting, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You like Amy Shumer or Laura Benanati, you like a play that has humor and is entertaining. Amy Shumer was particularly good I thought.

Don't see it if You don't like the kind of story that repeats a story with different outcomes or don't like the actors.

During previews
81
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a slightly absurd, slightly raunchy, slightly dark comedy with great acting and actor chemistry.

Don't see it if Prefer more serious dramas or prefer a more dry humor. Or are expecting Amy Schumer stand-up type play.

Also I chuckled more than laughed. I enjoyed it overall but wasn't laughing... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Funny, Disappointing, Short

See it if You enjoy Amy Schumer/Laura Benanti and absurdist humor. Felt that Laura was really under-utilized

Don't see it if You don't like raunchy comedies, unrealistic characters, typical Steve Martin writing, big payoff at the end...

During previews
85
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You like Amy Schumer and Keagan-Michael Key and enjoy their off beat humor.

Don't see it if You get confused by storylines that are not linear.

During previews
90
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Relevant, Must see

See it if you like smart comedy.

Don't see it if you hate Amy Schumer.

During previews
65
Disappointing, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if boring, redundant

Don't see it if unless you are desparate to see Amy Schumer on stage

During previews
96
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You love the writing of Steve Martin and love the actors in the play. If you want to spend 90 minutes laughing non-stop.

Don't see it if If you don't like humor, stay away.

During previews
51
Disappointing, Banal, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if If you're a big Amy Schumer fan.

Don't see it if You like witty, well written plays.

During previews
100
Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You like complex slapstick. This show aligned well with Steve Martin’s quirky comedy style. I laughed the entire 90 minutes!

Don't see it if You’re not into quirky comedy or slapstick but even if you’re not, you may be surprised how much you wind up enjoying this show.

During previews
65
Confusing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You are a big fan of Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key and Steve Martin. It seemed like an extended sketch that did not go far.

Don't see it if You don't like Steve Martin's weird humor.

During previews
91
Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You love these actors, and like to see them at their best, and you like to try to figure things out

Don't see it if You're looking for something serious or deep.

During previews
65
Funny, Confusing, Great staging, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if Fan of the actors; they all give great performances particularly Benanti and Key.

Don't see it if you expect a straightforward plot. The structure of the play is a bit confusing.

Also The show was funny but I had higher expectations since I enjoy Steve M... Read more Read less

During previews
93
Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if Like great acting and intelligent writing

Don't see it if You like a show with a definite plot start to finish

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.

During previews
99
A canibals delite!, Itchy!, 90 minutes of relief from the tangarine turd

See it if You need a break, a bowel movement, or have a taste for peach cobbler

Don't see it if You have been scorched by a meteor, had sesame pork for lunch, or have a tendency to use the word bigley


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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