More on Martin Short's Little Me B'way Revival

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As announced previously on Playbill On-Line, Martin Short will star in a Broadway revival of the Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh/Neil Simon musical, Little Me.

As announced previously on Playbill On-Line, Martin Short will star in a Broadway revival of the Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh/Neil Simon musical, Little Me.

Rob Marshall is scheduled to direct the Oct. 1998 revival at Roundabout's Stage Right Theatre in Times Square's Criterion Center. Marshall staged Roundabout's Company and She Loves Me, and is credited as co-director and choreographer of this season's Cabaret at the Kit Kat Klub.

This will be the third Simon musical for Short in recent years. Short played Elliott Garfield in the Broadway adaptation of Simon's The Goodbye Girl in 1993, and returned in 1997 for the "Encores!" revival of Simon's Promises, Promises, the latter also directed by Marshall. Short starred on "SCTV Comedy Network" and "Saturday Night Live." His feature films include "Three Amigos!" and "Father of the Bride."

Based on Patrick Dennis' parody of tell-all celebrity autobiographies, "Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television, Belle Poitrine, as told to Patrick Dennis," the 1962 musical served as a showcase for TV comedian Sid Caesar, who donned a succession of costumes, wigs and accents to play all of Belle's dastardly beaus. Short is scheduled to do the same.

Virginia Martin starred as Belle in the original production, which ran 257 performances and was recorded. The score includes "Real Live Girl" and "I've Got Your Number." Little Me was revived for 36 performances in 1982 with Victor Garber and James Coco alternating in the various heart-breaker roles.

No other cast, or specific dates, have been announced.

Coleman's Broadway scores include the current The Life, along with The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels, Sweet Charity and Barnum.

Simon won the Pulitzer Prize for Lost in Yonkers and his many Broadway shows include Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite and the Tony-winning Biloxi Blues. Simon's The Sunshine Boys is currently on Broadway; his recent Proposals had a short run this season.

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