New York | 1h 30m | Already closed

Meteor Shower

From 47 critic and 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)


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.

80
Clever, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You love a brilliant cast. Funny story. Clever story.

Don't see it if You want a fluffy plot that doesn’t make you think

80
Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate absurd, surreal comedy. A great cast gets loads of laughs out of Steve Martin’s script.

Don't see it if You are expecting tame, rom-com style humor or Schumer stand-up.

80
Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like comedy! Its so funny and so well acted.

Don't see it if You need everything to be explained. There are some plot holes and some huh? moments but in the end its very entertaining.

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.

80
Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You enjoy quirky comedy and something unexpected.

Don't see it if You need a serious storyline or don’t enjoy comedy.

Also Great cast, the acting exceeded my expectations.

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?!”

80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Funny

See it if You enjoy plays with quick banter and thought provoking situations. Laura Benanti is amazing!

Don't see it if You feel plays should be straightforward

80
Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you like Steve Martin's previous stuff

Don't see it if you are expecting something deep or intelligent

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.

80
Funny, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a funny play that's a little fantastical. Or if you like Amy Schumer or Keegan-Michael Key because they do a wonderful job.

Don't see it if If you want something more serious or realistic.

Also While I thoroughly enjoyed this play, I do not believe it was worth th... 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

80
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like slapstick. Reminded me of a 21st century version of slapstick (like Noises Off). We did laugh, which is always a great sign!

Don't see it if You are looking for a "knock "em dead" comedy.

80
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Absurdist, Non-linear

See it if You want to see some excellent comedic acting and have an evening of laughs.

Don't see it if You like straightforward plots and traditional comedy. It’s non-linear and absurd.

Also The audience laughed non-stop. Martin’s writing gets some great comic ... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining and incoherent

See it if You like Saturday night live sketches after weekend update.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor or don't want to pay for 90 minutes of a comedic and weird show

Also Cast was good. Look like they have fun acting. The play is just missin... Read more Read less

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.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of any of the actors (especially benanti); like to laugh; don't need a play with a plot

Don't see it if You need a ; want a show with intermission so you feel like you are getting your money's worth

79
Funny, Edgy

See it if you want to see a contemporary comedy.

Don't see it if you want a serious, straight forward play.

79
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want to laugh your sides off at the perfect pairing of Laura Benanti and Amy Schumer. During the play, I was reminded of Sonya, Vanya AN

Don't see it if You need a brilliant play.

Also Sonya, Vanya. . . AND God Of Carnage.

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

78
Quirky, Funny, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if ... you simply MUST see Amy Schumer or Keegan-Michael Key, or you like Laura Benanti, or are a fan of Steve Martin's writing. He's smart!

Don't see it if ... you want substance over humor, or you need your storytelling to be linear. (This isn't!) Good for a few laughs, but not very filling.

Also Keegan-Michael Key and Amy Schumer carry an evening of rather slight b... Read more Read less

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.

77
Funny, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you love the star actors and want to see them on stage. Also if you love comedy.

Don't see it if you want to be disappointed. The comedy was on and off, the actors were great, but the show itself was not up to par.

77
Funny, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if you like the humorist musings and style of Steve Martin, or any member of the talented cast

Don't see it if you're looking for some of Broadway's more timely, relevant or powerful fare

77
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Hilarious

See it if you like the actors; it is fluff but funny fluff. They work very well with each other.

Don't see it if you don't want to spend piles o' cash.


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