Thursday, August 17, 2006
Fame Becomes Martin Short Tonight on Broadway
It's been seven long years since Martin Short last graced a Broadway stage via his Tony-winning turns playing eight characters in 1999's Little Me. But tonight, his fanciful "autobiographical" musical Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me opens at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre complete with songs by the celebrated Tony-winning team from Hairspray: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Several friends have already told me how much they enjoyed this farce -- and that was when it was in tryouts in Chicago. In fact, I've been told that the supporting players practically steal the show, even though several of Short's well-known characters like Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley are on-hand.
This marks Short's third time on the Great White Way -- having been Tony nominated in 1993 for The Goodbye Girl and then again with Little Me, will he continue to bat 1.000 with Tony voters? Perhaps we'll have an early indication after tomorrow's reviews come out.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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