Martin Short Solo Show to Play Chicago Prior to Broadway

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The Martin Short solo show If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Here will have a Chicago tryout prior to its Broadway arrival.
Martin Short
Martin Short

The production will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago from Dec. 21 to Jan. 8, 2006.

Tickets are available now as part of the 2005-2006 Season Ticket Package by calling toll-free (877) 890-0174 and to groups of 20 or more by calling (312) 977-1710.

The show will also play a stint in Boston. It was recently advertised on the Broadway in Boston website for a Sept. 27-Oct. 9, 2005 engagement. The show will reach to Broadway in spring 2006.

The venture was created by Short and the Hairspray writing team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Shaiman told columnist Harry Haun that it would land on "Broadway next year" and is now being written as a "one-man show with cast." He said, "What do you call a one-man show that has four people helping out? They play the other million characters. Marty can only play a billion characters. We need others to help out. It's called If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Here: Martin Short on Broadway. Anyone who likes him will be a kid in a candy store."

The show is expected to feature Short reprising some of his more familiar characters, including Ed Grimley and other creations from his "SCTV" and "Saturday Night Live" days, as well as his later cable creation Jimmy Glick.

Short most recently starred in the Los Angeles debut of The Producers as Leo Bloom. He won a Tony for Little Me and also starred in Broadway's The Goodbye Girl.

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