Amy Schumer is Steve Martin’s new bright star. (I apologize for any memories that phrasing might bring up.) The comedian and actress are in talks to star in Martin’s new play Meteor Shower, according to the New York Post. Laura Benanti, a.k.a. Melania Trump, is likely to co-star in the absurdist comedy, which centers on two couples in 1993 Ojai who watch a meteor shower together. The performance would be Schumer’s Broadway debut, and a chance for her to incorporate some new self-deprecating theater anecdotes into her stand-up sets.
Update August 7: Schumer has been confirmed to star in Meteor Shower, alongside Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key (who’s currently in the Public’s Hamlet), and Alan Tudyk. Previews will begin November 1 at the Booth Theatre, with the opening set for November 29.