The venture was created by Short and the Hairspray writing team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Shaiman told Playbill.com columnist Harry Haun that it would land on "Broadway next year" and is now being written as a "'one-man show with cast.' What do you call a one-man show that has four people helping out? They play the other million characters. Marty can only play a billion characters. We need others to help out. It's called If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Here: Martin Short on Broadway. Anyone who likes him will be a kid in a candy store."
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 Jimmy Glick.