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

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.

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.

86
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy a raunchy, over the top comedy involving sexual situations, are fans of Amy and Key

Don't see it if you are offended by sexual humor; are expecting a realistic comedy

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

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Absurd!

See it if you're open to crazy laughs and ridiculous situations; lots of fun and unexpected moments; must be open to the absurd

Don't see it if you need definitive laugh out loud moments that are based on more sophisticated humor; you want a longer show with an intermission

86
Funny, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if like brain twisting humor.

Don't see it if like linear plays.

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.

75
Comically and cosmically absurd, More of an extended sketch than a play, Classic martin off-kilter humor

See it if you're a fan of Schumer, making a very funny Bway debut; you appreciate Martin's cerebral hijinks or his loonier side; you want a laugh

Don't see it if you're expecting a full fledged play; you want characters who are more than comic illustrations; don't like absurd situations

Also Even at 80 minutes, the play makes its points before it's over; nevert... Read more Read less

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.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you like Steve Martin, or his sense of humor. Amy Schumer was great, but Laura Benanti steals the show. She is hilarious. Beautiful set.

Don't see it if you don't like Steve Martin's absurdity.

90
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh..don't mind silly banal humor...See it--it's fun.

Don't see it if You don't like a light hearted funny 90 minutes sitting in a theater....

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.

85
Clever, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Raunchy

See it if so much fun and will leave you thinking about it afterwards. some truly LOL moments plus great performances by schumer and benanti.

Don't see it if keegan-michael key's performance was over the top. it makes sense for the character in retrospect. but it was still off-putting.

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.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to spend 90 minutes of many laugh-out-loud moments. All the actors are at the top of their game and Amy Schemer is very engaging.

Don't see it if You want a deep serious night of theatre.

Also It was such a delight to spend even 90 minutes of laugher during these... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Confusing, Quirky

See it if You want a few easy laughs and don't mind if there's not a lot of substance behind them.

Don't see it if You want a fully coherent plot or if overly broad comedic acting bothers you.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You like a very funny show with great acting by some great comedians. You enjoy non-linear storytelling with clever twists. Very well done.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a comedy.

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

85
Funny, Silly, Fluffy, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of any of the actors and want to be entertained, you have realistic expectations that this play is purely for fun.

Don't see it if you want a drama, a groundbreaking experience, or subtlety.

70
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you love the cast! They do an amazing job in this sketch like play.

Don't see it if you're looking for a strong story - this plays more like a long SNL sketch

80
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you want to experience a funny show with a highly talented cast and a few surprises.

Don't see it if you want a more linear, cohesive story and/or a more serious production.

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

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.

90
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh from beginning to end. Great acting and chemistry between all four characters. Amy Shumer at her best. Could see it again

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and dislike sexual innuendo. No intermission but fast moving. No leg room in this theater

84
Great acting, Hilarious, Must see, Refreshing, Underrated

See it if you like to laugh; I haven't laughed so hard for this long in years

Don't see it if a theater full of people laughing their heads off for 90 minutes isn't your kind of thing--or if you write for the Times

Also Even the better reviews for this show seem to feel like they wouldn't ... Read more Read less


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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