Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me Adds Toronto Engagement May 27-July 2

News   Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me Adds Toronto Engagement May 27-July 2 Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, the new Broadway-bound show conceived by Tony Award winner Short and Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, has added an engagement in Toronto to its pre-New York travels.
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The show will play Toronto's Canon Theatre May 27-July 2, in addition to the previously announced engagements at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco April 25-May 21, 2006 and Chicago at the LaSalle Bank Theatre July 5-16.

The "musical mock-autobiography" will open at a Shubert theatre to be named Aug. 10. The production features music by Shaiman, lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman and direction by Wittman. Shaiman, who will musical direct, will also be seen onstage. Wittman and Shaiman's Fame Becomes Me score includes such tunes as "Stepbrother de Jesus," "12 Step Pappy" and "Sniff, Sniff."

Four performers will join Short onstage. The book for the show was penned by Daniel Goldfarb; Christopher Gatelli will choreograph. The creative team will also include Scott Pask (set design) and Jess Goldstein (costume design).

The show is expected to feature Short reprising some of his more familiar characters, including Ed Grimley and other creations from his "SCTV" and "Saturday Night Live" days, as well as his later cable creation Jiminy Glick.

Short most recently starred in the Los Angeles debut of The Producers as Leo Bloom. He won a Tony for Little Me and also starred in Broadway's The Goodbye Girl.

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