Cast of Fame Becomes Me to Sign and Sing April 10 in NYC

News   Cast of Fame Becomes Me to Sign and Sing April 10 in NYC
The cast of the recent Broadway production Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me will make an appearance at the Virgin Megastore, Times Square, to celebrate the show's original cast recording.

Martin Short, Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong, Capathia Jenkins, Nicole Parker and Marc Shaiman are all scheduled to appear at the Times Square location April 10 at 7:30 PM. The cast will perform three songs from Fame Becomes Me and will also be on hand to autograph the new Ghostlight Records CD, which also hits stores April 10.

The complete track listing follows:
"Another Curtain Goes Up"
"All I Ask (Is You Love Me)"
"Three Gorgeous Kids"
"Bib Titties"
"The Salesman That Got Away"
"Sittin’ On The Fence"
"The Jackie Rogers Jr. Show"
"Ba Ba Ba Ba Broadway"
"The Hello Boy"
"The Strumpet of Samaria"
"Step Brother to Jesus"
"Backstage Courtship"
"Married to Marty"
"Sniff Sniff"
"A Dry Martin – Straight Up With a Twist"
"Twelve Step Pappy"
"More, More, More"
"Would You Like To Star In Our Show"
"I Came Just As Soon As I Heard"
"A Wicked Memorial"
"Michael’s Song"
"Heaven, Heaven"
"Up Here In Heaven"
"A Big Black Lady Stops The Show"
"Lessons Learned"
"Glass Half Full"
"Frieda May’s Lament"

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me — which played tryouts in San Francisco, Toronto and Chicago — was conceived by Tony Award winner Short (Little Me) and Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The production featured music by Shaiman (who was also a cast member), lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman and direction by Wittman. Charlie Alterman was the musical director.

Daniel Goldfarb co-wrote the book, and Alan Zweibel was also part of the creative team, providing "additional material."

The structural nature of the long-gestating show was described in this manner: "Leading the audience through a breathless 100 minute romp, Short re-enacts such imagined lifetime high points as his birth in 1976; his abusive father, a legendary Saskatchewan song and dance man; his heartbreaking Golden Globe-nominated performance as a mentally challenged concentration camp survivor and even his afterlife in show biz heaven. Along the way, superstars including Sarah Jessica Parker, Liz Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Jodi Foster and Renee Zellweger are conjured nightly along side Short's unforgettable characters Jiminy Glick, Ed Grimley and Irving Cohen." The Virgin Megastore, Times Square, is located in Manhattan at 1540 Broadway, between 45th and 46th Streets.

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