Nicole Parker, Martin Short, and Mary Birdsong
in Fame Becomes Me
(© Paul Kolnik)
Nicole Parker, Martin Short, and
Mary Birdsong in Fame Becomes Me
(© Paul Kolnik)
Nicole Parker, one of the original stars of Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, will return to the show for the final two weeks of its run, December 26-January 7.

Conceived by Short and Scott Wittman, the show has a book by Short and Daniel Goldfarb, music by Shaiman, and lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman, with additional material by Alan Zweibel.

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me also features original cast members Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong, Capathia Jenkins, and on-stage musical director Marc Shaiman, all of whom play a wide variety of different characters -- both real and imagined -- who figure in Short's parallel reality. Parker left the production earlier this year to return to her role on MAD TV.

At the time of its closing, the show will have played 22 previews and 165 regular performances at the Jacobs following its pre-Broadway runs at San Francisco's Curran Theatre, Toronto's Canon Theatre, and the LaSalle Bank Theatre in Chicago. A 35-week national tour will be launched in 2007; dates and itinerary will be announced shortly. An original cast CD will be released in February by Ghostlight Records.