Martin Short Show
Cancelled For 2005-2006 Season

ClearChannel Entertainment Productions has announced that the Boston dates for "Martin Short: If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Here" have been cancelled to accommodate Short's film schedule (he has been cast opposite Tim Allen in "Santa Clause 3"). Short's one-man show was originally scheduled to be presented at the Colonial Theatre in November.

The production will take on a new name -- "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" -- when it plays an engagement in Chicago prior to a Broadway opening in 2006. Featuring a full score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (composers of "Hairspray"), the show will be directed by Wittman.

Born in Canada, Short made his stage debut in a Toronto production of "Godspell." He gained national attention from television's "SCTV," later joining "Saturday Night Live" for two years. With such films to his credit as "Three Amigos," "Clifford" and "Father of the Bride," he made his Broadway debut in 1993 opposite Bernadette Peters in the musical version of "The Goodbye Girl." In 1999 he received the Best Actor Tony Award for his work in the revival of "Little Me."

Broadway in Boston had hoped to move the Short show to a date later in the 2005-2006 season, however the national tour of "Monty Python's Spamalot," opening in Boston in March of 2006, has made that impossible at this point.

Patrons who purchased tickets through the Broadway in Boston subscription and member program will be given the option of receiving a full refund or applying their ticket credit to an upcoming Broadway in Boston production. (Individual tickets had not yet gone on sale to the general public.)

-- OnStage Boston


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