PHOTO CALL: Fame Becomes Martin Short During Out of Town Try-Out

News   PHOTO CALL: Fame Becomes Martin Short During Out of Town Try-Out San Francisco, a metropolis that is quickly becoming the hot pre-Broadway spot for productions wanting a little tune-up before facing Gotham’s critics, is currently enjoying a run of Martin Short’s long-awaited stage show Fame Becomes Me.
Martin Short in Fame Becomes Me.
Martin Short in Fame Becomes Me.

Conceived by Short, along with Hairspray's Tony-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Fame Becomes Me is a comedy with music that takes on a very unique form as – according to press materials – “Short frantically modifies his life story as he and the cast tell it, adding the requisite struggle, pain and psychobabble to fabricate an increasingly hilarious alternative autobiography."

At left and below, Short is seen alongside cast members Mary Birdsong, Brooks Ashmanskas, Nicole Parker and Shaiman during the show’s try-out run. The production will also hit Toronto and Chicago before it’s Broadway opening on Aug. 10.

Photos by Paul Kolnik

From Left: Mary Birdsong, Brooks Ashmanskas, Nicole Parker, Martin Short and Marc Shaiman in <i>Fame Becomes Me</i>.
From Left: Mary Birdsong, Brooks Ashmanskas, Nicole Parker, Martin Short and Marc Shaiman in Fame Becomes Me.