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Photo Flash: Fame Becomes Me Stars

Martin Short, Marc Shaiman and Brooks Ashmankas--three stars of the new hit musical Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, recently posed for pictures at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre's stage door.

Fame Becomes Me, starring the Tony Award-winning funnyman of the title, opened on Broadway on Thursday, August 17 after beginning previews on July 29. Conceived by Short and Scott Wittman, Fame Becomes Me features a book by Short and Daniel Goldfarb (Modern Orthodox) and music by Shaiman and lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman (Hairspray). Wittman directs.

"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 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.

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Marc Shaiman and Martin Short

Brooks Ashmanskas and Marc Shaiman

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