Fame Becomes Me CD Due in Stores in April

News   Fame Becomes Me CD Due in Stores in April
The cast recording of Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which ended its run Jan. 7 at the Jacobs Theatre, will arrive in stores in April.
Martin Short in Fame Becomes Me.
Martin Short in Fame Becomes Me. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ghostlight Records, a division of Sh-K-Boom Records, will release the disc April 10. In addition to star Short, the new CD also features the talents of Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong, Capathia Jenkins and Donna Vivino.

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." For more information, visit www.GhostlightRecords.com or www.sh-k-boom.com.

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