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Fame Becomes Me's Martin Short to Appear on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show,' March 7

Martin Short, soon to star in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, will appear nationally on the Emmy Award-winning talk show, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, March 7th.  In New York City, the show airs at 10:00 a.m. on WNBC.

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me will open on Broadway at a Shubert theatre TBA August 10, 2006 following engagements at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco April 25 - May 21, Toronto's Cannon Theatre May 27 - July 2 and in Chicago at the LaSalle Bank Theatre (formerly the Shubert) July 5 - 16.

"In the grand tradition of West Side Story and The Lion King comes the next great American musical... but until then, there's Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.  Backed by a versatile troupe of singer/actors and his on-stage music director Marc Shaiman, the show features Short in a tour de force performance guiding us through an improbable version of his life story in a transparent play for love and attention," state press notes.

"Fame Becomes Me begins with Short backed by the full company singing the exuberant 'Party with Marty,' launching what he intends to be a celebration of his 'fabulous, perfect life.'  Very quickly, it becomes clear the audience - addicted to Oprah and 'Behind The Music' - expects scandal and angst from their star.  Lacking any in his own life, Short frantically modifies his life story as he and the cast tell it, adding the requisite struggle, pain and psychobabble to fabricate an increasingly hilarious alternative autobiography."

Directed by Scott Whittman, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me is conceived by Martin Short, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman with book by Short and Daniel Goldfarb (Modern Orthodox), music by Shaiman and lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman (Hairspray).

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