Martin Short to perform benefit show for Reprise Theatre Company
Actor Martin Short will star in "A Party With Marty," a Nov. 1 evening of comedy and song that will benefit Reprise Theatre Company.
Joining him onstage at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills will be Reprise artistic director Jason Alexander, his co-star in the 2003 L.A. production of "The Producers."
Short is an alum of both "SCTV" -- for which he won a writing Emmy -- and "Saturday Night Live." Other Emmy nominations include a supporting actor nod this year for his work on the drama series "Damages."
A Broadway and Canadian theater veteran, Short earned a 1999 Tony for best actor for the musical "Little Me." His movie credits include "Three Amigos!," "Mars Attacks!" and "Jiminy Glick in Lalawood."
Alexander, best known as "Seinfeld's" George Costanza, has served as Reprise's artistic director since 2007. The Westwood-based company presents revivals of American musicals as well as concerts, staged readings and outreach programs.
"A Party With Marty" will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 4.
The 2010-11 Reprise season will open with Alexander and Stephanie J. Block starring in "They're Playing Our Song," which will run Sept. 28-Oct. 10 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
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Photo: Short in the FX series "Damages." Credit: Craig Blankenhorn / FX