According to Telecharge, Short will only stay with the production through March 29 and will be out Feb. 15. Representatives for the production declined to comment to Playbill.com.
The star-studded production of Terrence McNally's backstage comedy transferred to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Jan. 23. The play also welcomed two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran (Noises Off; Promises, Promises) and "30 Rock" alum Maulik Pancholy (in his Broadway debut) in the roles of Julia Budder and Frank Finger, respectively, Jan. 7.
It's Only a Play officially opened Oct. 9, following previews that began Aug. 28. Click here to read the critics' reviews. The production is helmed by Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. The play currently stars Pancholy as young director Frank Finger, Abraham as critic Ira Drew, Broderick as playwright Peter Austin, Channing as actress Virginia Noyes, Short as television star James Wicker, Finneran as producer Julia Budder and Stock as the wide-eyed Gus P. Head.
In It's Only a Play, according to producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman and Ken Davenport, "it's opening night of Peter Austin's (Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director (Grint), an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — reminding audiences why there’s no business like show business. Thank God!"