Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fame Is Fleeting

Fame Is Fleeting

Martin Short's Fame Becomes Me will close on January 7, it was announced today. When the "comedy musical" closes, it will have enjoyed 165 regular performances. Not bad for a show that initially received mixed reviews. Of course, it helps that two-time Tony winner Short is much beloved.

And contrary to some perceptions, this was far from being a one-man show. Instead, it included a cast of "Comedy All Stars" including: Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong, Capathia Jenkins, Nicole Parker, and of course, songwriting extraordinaire Marc Shaiman.

But most of the headlines the show continued to grab were for its array of Short's pals who were "interviewed," including Nathan Lane, Steve Martin, Bette Midler, David Schwimmer and even Brian Williams, among others.

As recently as last week, Short was still attracting a fairly decent capacity of just over 70%. After taking care of a film commitment, look for Short to launch a national tour of this show.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
Critics Find Martin Short's Fame Only Somewhat Becoming (August 18, 2006)
Fame Becomes Martin Short Tonight on Broadway (August 18, 2006)

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