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Fame Becomes Me Sets New Dates; Opens on Bway Aug. 17

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me will now open on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) on Thursday, August 17, 2006, with previews starting Saturday, July 29. It was originally announced to open on August 10.

Conceived by Martin Short and Scott Wittman, Fame Becomes Me features a book by Martin Short and Daniel Goldfarb (Modern Orthodox) and music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray). Directed by Wittman, the show is currently playing Toronto's Canon Theatre through July 2, followed by Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre (formerly the Shubert) July 5 - 16.

"Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me features Short in a tour de force guiding us through an improbable version of his life story. Backed by a brilliant cast of top Broadway performers (who constantly steal focus from Mr. Short when he's not looking), Short's transparent play for love and attention asks the burning question, does an autobiography really have to be true?," state press notes.

The show features Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong, Capathia Jenkins and Nicole Parker playing a wide variety of different characters, both real and imagined, who figure into Short's parallel reality.

Fame Becomes Me
includes the Tony-award winning design team of set designer Scott Pask (Tony Award for The Pillowman) and costume designer Jess Goldstein (Tony for The Rivals). Peter Hylenski is the sound designer and Christopher Gatelli (Altar Boyz) choreograph.

Short appeared in the Broadway productions of Neil Simon and Cy Coleman's Little Me (Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Marvin Hamlisch and Simon's The Goodbye Girl (Tony Award nomination, Theater World Award, Outer Critics Circle Award) and in the Encores! Series in Promises, Promises--with a book by Simon; other thatre credits incude Four Dogs and a Bone and The Producers. Film credits include Three Amigos, Innerspace,
Three Fugitives, The Big Picture, Clifford, Father of the Bride (1 & 2), and Mars Attacks  . He has been seen on "Saturday Night Live," hosted "The Martin Short Show," and played alter ego Jiminy Glick on "Primetime Glick.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.martinshortthemusical.com.


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