Martin Short to Appear on "David Letterman" May 23

News   Martin Short to Appear on "David Letterman" May 23
Martin Short, the star of the upcoming Broadway show Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, will appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" May 23 at 11:30 PM.
Martin Short in Fame Becomes Me.
Martin Short in Fame Becomes Me. Photo by Paul Kolnik

In New York City, the show airs on WCBS, Channel 2. Check listings for local times.

Short's new comedy with music, conceived by Tony Award winner Short and Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, ended its San Francisco run May 21. The show will now play engagements at Toronto's Canon Theatre May 27-July 2; and in Chicago at the LaSalle Bank Theatre July 5-16. It will arrive on Broadway at the Jacobs Theatre on July 22. Opening is Aug. 10.

Joining Short onstage are Brooks Ashmanskas (Little Me), Mary Birdsong ("Reno 911"), Capathia Jenkins (Caroline, or Change) and Nicole Parker ("Mad TV"). They play numerous different roles alongside Short "guiding the audience through an improbable musical version of his life story," according to press materials.

The production features music by Shaiman, lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman and direction by Wittman. Shaiman, who will musical direct, will also be seen onstage. Wittman and Shaiman's Fame Becomes Me score includes such tunes as "Stepbrother de Jesus," "12 Step Pappy" and "Sniff, Sniff." The book for the show was penned by Short and Daniel Goldfarb; Christopher Gatelli will choreograph. The creative team will also include Scott Pask (set design) and Jess Goldstein (costume design).

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