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Photo Flash: Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me in Previews

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, a new musical starring the Tony Award-winning funnyman, will open on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) on Thursday, August 17, 2006; previews started Saturday, July 29.

Conceived by Short and Scott Wittman, Fame Becomes Me features a book by Short and Daniel Goldfarb (Modern Orthodox) and music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman (Hairspray). Directed by Wittman, the show previously played Toronto's Canon Theatre and Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre.

"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.

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Photos by Paul Kolnik

Nicole Parker, Martin Short and Mary Birdsong

Brooks Ashmanskas, Nicole Parker, Martin Short and Mary Birdsong

Nicole Parker, Mary Birdsong, Brooks Ashmanskas and Martin Short

Mary Birdsong, Brooks Ashmanskas and Nicole Parker

Capathia Jenkins and Marc Shaiman

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