Theater: Selling Short

The onetime chameleon of SCTV comes to Broadway and proves he's a star

Martin Short first tumbles onstage dressed in a white Little Lord Fauntleroy suit and looking like the sort of kid Spanky used to make fun of in the old Our Gang comedies. He's playing Noble Eggleston, a pampered rich boy so accomplished he goes to both Harvard and Yale. Short moves on to impersonate an assortment of characters, from a wheezing old millionaire to a dictatorial German film director. He sings; he dances; he makes costume changes so fast even David Copperfield would be envious. Is this the hardest-working man in show business? Little Me was created in 1962 as a...

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