“Meteor Shower” broke the Booth Theatre’s record for advance sales, bringing in more than $7.5 million, its producers announced Wednesday.
With that advance, the play has bested the advances of other productions at the Booth, which have included “Next to Normal” and the original Broadway productions of “Once on This Island” and “The Elephant Man.”
The show, which begins previews Wednesday and opens Nov. 29, has a starry cast attached, with the play itself written by Steve Martin and with the show marking the Broadway debuts on Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key.
Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson are producing “Meteor Shower.” Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos star alongside Schumer and Key, with Jerry Zaks directing. The show’s run is scheduled to end Jan. 21.
“Meteor Shower” has a regular ticket price range of $59 to $169 and a top premium price of $325, according to its listing on Telecharge.
Last season, “Hello Dolly” broke records by having the largest advance in Broadway history, at $9.08 million, Deadline reported.
Since then, “Hello Dolly” has broken the Shubert Theatre’s box office record seven times, with the last milestone coming from the $2,346,834 the show brought in for the week ended Oct. 9.