Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

Martin Short's Fame Becomes Me

The manic, elfin former SCTV and Saturday Night Live star offered up an autobiographical show that touched all the bases: his early, troubled family life; the slog from Broadway chorus to Oscar-winning superstar; the drug-fueled crash and inspirational comeback. The only thing he left out was the truth. Short's funny, frantic put-on proved once again that he's the most gifted Broadway star that Broadway could never find a proper place for. For a few months anyway (the show closes in January), he made one for himself.