Letterman to Welcome Martin Short in New Year

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Martin Short, who is currently starring on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, will make a guest appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in January 2007.
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On Jan. 2, Tony winner Short will chat with the talk-show host about his latest Broadway outing. In New York City, the show airs at 11:30 PM on WCBS, Channel 2. Check listings for local times.

As previously announced, Fame Becomes Me will end its run at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Jan. 7, 2007.

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me was conceived by Tony Award winner Short (Little Me) and Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The production features music by Shaiman (who is also a cast member), lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman and direction by Wittman. Charlie Alterman is the musical director. Wittman and Shaiman's Fame Becomes Me score includes such tunes as "Stepbrother de Jesus," "12 Step Pappy" and "Sniff, Sniff."

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

The structural nature of the long-gestating show is described thusly: "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.martinshortthemusical.com.

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