Alan Tudyk Exits Steve Martin’s Broadway Comedy ‘Meteor Shower’ Over ‘Creative Differences’

Former “Firefly” star will be replaced by “The Big Sick” star Jeremy Shamos

“Firefly” and “Suburbatory” star Alan Tudyk has left Steve Martin’s upcoming Broadway comedy “Meteor Shower” just weeks before it’s scheduled to begin performances due to the time-honored “creative differences.”

Jeremy Shamos, a Tony nominee for “Clybourne Park” who most recently appeared in “The Big Sick,” will replace him in the role, producers Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson announced on Monday.

Shamos will now play the husband of Amy Schumer’s character in the show, which follows two couples in the middle of marital freefall at a dinner party in Ojai, California.

Jerry Zaks is directing the production, which also stars Tony winner Laura Benanti (“Gypsy”) and Keegan-Michael Key.

The show is due to begin performances on Nov. 1 ahead of an official opening on Nov. 29 at the Booth Theatre.