Martin Short Will Replace Nathan Lane in “It’s Only a Play”

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Martin Short is coming back to Broadway.

The Emmy- and Tony-winning comedian will join the star-studded revival of Terrence McNally’s "It’s Only a Play" this January.

Short will replace Nathan Lane in the show, who will depart on Jan. 4 to prepare for Robert Falls’ production of “The Iceman Cometh” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Short, who won a Tony for his role in the 1999 revival of “Little Me,” is scheduled to begin performances Jan 7.

"It’s Only a Play" was previously set to end its limited run on Jan. 4 but, with Short joining the cast and ticket sales going strong, the show will now extend through March 29. It will also move down Broadway, from its current home at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre for a show Jan. 23.

The current cast, which also includes Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Megan Mullally, Rupert Grint and F. Murray Abraham, will remain with the production in its longer run.

Short was last on Broadway in his 2006 musical autobiography, "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me."

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