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)


77
Funny, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if The cast is funny and they certainly entertain. The script is over the top and touches on random topics seemingly just for the laughs.

Don't see it if You're expecting high drama or hearing Laura Benanti's amazing singing.

76
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of the cast, and/or are in the mood for something different.

Don't see it if you're expecting a lot. It's entertaining in many moments, but the cohesive whole doesn't really pull together in a satisfying way.

76
Funny, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you like Steve Martin silly humor

Don't see it if you are looking for something deep or profound

76
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you can grab a ticket before it ends this Sunday and want to be surprised by Amy Schumer

Don't see it if absurdist comedies aren't your thing

76
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Like a funny version of an Albee play. A bit over the top but that's part of the fun.

Don't see it if Expect a real message.

75
Cliched, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you want to see Laura Benati is a non-musical.

Don't see it if Expecting to being rolling in the aisles with laughter.

75
Clever, Confusing, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if You want to see great acting hy some talented people

Don't see it if You want to understand what's going on. Confusing yet entertaining

75
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You want to see a clever, comedic play.

Don't see it if You don't like raunchy, slightly dirty plays.

Also I loved this play. Absolutely hilarious but it felt drawn out at some ... Read more Read less

75
Hilarious, Star power, Confusing, Edgy

See it if I don't want to overthink it because I didn't stop laughing and had a great time. Benanti, Shamos, Key, and Schumer are fantastic.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that makes sense. It's really, really funny though.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if you love Schumer and Benanti. You love Martin's writing. You're up for some good laughs, great timing and a light evening.

Don't see it if You want thought provoking comedy. You don't like over the top performances. You want more than just an light hearted enjoyable comedy.

Also Straight up, I laughed a lot. Benanti and Schumer are in top comedic f... Read more Read less

75
Hilarious, Entertaining, Confusing, Quirky, Great staging

See it if ... you like comedies with a bit of camp, you enjoy witty writing and snappy comebacks, you love Schumer and/or Key and/or Martin's writing.

Don't see it if ... you are uncomfortable with adult situations (implied sex and drug use), you don't like camp, you need a buttoned up ending.

Also The show was hilariously performed with all actors pulling their weigh... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want to see Any Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti up on stage being silly in an okay play

Don't see it if You dont care about these people because they play itself isn’t great

75
Entertaining, Overrated, Funny, Cheeky

See it if You like Amy S, and are not expecting too much...it is a bit cheeky and twisted.

Don't see it if You are looking for substance.

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you want a good laugh

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the actors

75
Confusing, Funny, Entertaining, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if You love Steve Martin's humor - even though other people are performing it, it is obviously there. Or you just like Amy Schumer/Laura Benant

Don't see it if You want a story that is really easy to follow or something that will touch you too deeply.

75
Absurd, Edgy, Confusing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Steve Martin's absurd humour and want a great laugh.

Don't see it if you are easily confused and not open to unlikely storytelling

Also The acting was fantastic but unfortunately, Amy Schumer is the weakest... Read more Read less

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

75
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you want a good laugh about relationship drama and married life.

Don't see it if you enjoy linear plotlines, deep plots, and complex humor.

75
Hilarious, Quirky, Edgy, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you enjoy absurdist theatre or want to see master comedians like Steve Martin, Keegan M-Key and Amy Schumer at their best.

Don't see it if if you get easily confused by unique plot structures, or prefer more traditional, easygoing comedy. Also very short (it's only 80mins.)

74
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if if you like the humor of Steve Martin - Amy Schumer was really good - as good as her stand up - stage and sketch comedy she is brilliant at

Don't see it if you don;t like steve martin humor or stand up humor - the play get darks at times

73
Disjointed, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if You’re up for a laugh. Each actor has some great ridiculous comedic moments.

Don't see it if You want a play of substance with advanced, nuanced humor.

71
Funny, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you want to see these actors.

Don't see it if you need linear plots.

71
Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Ephemeral, Middling

See it if you enjoy Martin's sketch-like comedy & want to see 4 comedy pros make the most of his absurdist, inconsequential, albeit very droll, script

Don't see it if you expect comic gold from the likes of S. Martin, Schumer & Key. [They deliver bronze-medal comedy, whereas Benanti brings home the gold!]

70
Funny, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you wanna see great comedic actors in a bad show. Benanti shines. Schumer holds her own. Key is over-the-top. Shamos is the unsung hero.

Don't see it if you can't afford the ticket, or can wait to see these performers in better shows. The material was just a disappointment.

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


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