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Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower is playing at the Booth Theatre located at 222 West 45th Street. It runs one hour thirty five minutes with no intermission. It closes on January 21, 2018.

Steve martin is the playwright. He is known for writing for the Smothers Brother Comedy Hour. He won a Primetime Emmy for the show in 1969. Steve is a writer, actor and musician. His last show on Broadway was Bright Star. It won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in 2016.

Jerry Zaks is the director. He won four Tony Awards for Guys and Dolls (1992), Six Degrees of Separation (1991), Lend Me a Tenor (1989), House of Blue Leaves (1986) and was nominated for four Tony Awards for Hello Dolly! (2017), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996), Smokey Joe’s Café (1995), Anything Goes (1988).

Beowulf Boritt is the scenic designer. He won a Tony Award in 2014 for Act 1 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Therese Raquin (2016).

Ann Roth is the costume designer. She won a Tony Award for The Nance (2013) and was nominated for five Tony Awards for Shuffle Along (2016), The Book of Mormons (2011), The House of Blue Leaves (1986), The Crucifer of Blood (1979) and The Royal Family (1976).

Amy Schumer won a Primetime Emmy for Inside Amy Schumer (2015).

Jeremy Shamos was nominated for a Tony Award for Clybourne Park in 2012.

Laura Benanti won two Tony Awards for She Loves Me (2016) and Gypsy (2008). Laura was nominated for three Tony Awards for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2011), Into the Woods (2002) and Swing (2000).

Keegan-Michael Key was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Key People in 2016, 2015 and 2014. He won a prime time Emmy in 2016 for outstanding comedy sketch.

The setting is Ojai, California in 1993.

Corky (Amy Schumer) and her husband (Jeremy Shamos) are waiting for a couple to arrive. Norm knowns Gerald (Keegan-Michael Key,) but not his wife Laura (Laura Benanati).

Gerald wants to see the meteors, that’s why they came over.

Cindy and Norm have been married for sixteen years. They read each other’s feelings and try not to hurt each other.

When Gerald and Laura arrive they discuss how they are going to act before knocking on the door. Gerald always hands Cindy a bottle of wine emphasizing that it cost him $80.

The play is like ground hog day. Same day different things happen.

In the last scene Corky answers the phone instead of letting it go to the answering machine. She is warned about the couple. They are now in control and turn the tide on them.

This is a light, funny comedy about two couples and how the interact.

Things happen but why spoil it for you.

The set is great. Most of the time, the set is the living room. The room rotates around to be the terrace with two chase lounges.

The cast works well together. Kegan-Michael Key does an outstanding job.

Don’t miss this enjoyable comedy.

Review by Rozanna Radakovich.

Photos by Annazor.

To read a candid interview with the cast, scroll down to the left to photos. Click on photos for this and other shows.

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