Martin Short One Night Only at the McCoy Center 4/29
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- March 24, 2009 4:36 am at 4:36 am #75651
Comedian Martin Short One Night Only at the McCoy Center in New Albany
Emmy Award-winning actor to be featured performer at Center Stage Gala on April 29 at 7:30 p.m., 100 W. Granville Street, New Albany
[New Albany, OH, March 23, 2009] Ã¢â‚¬â€œThe Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
announced today the appearance of Martin Short on Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. The
performance will be the centerpiece of the McCoy CenterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annual fundraiser, The Center
Stage Gala, which raises funds to support the community programming presented throughout
In making the announcement, the McCoy Center Executive Director Ted DeDee stated,
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Martin Short is the quintessential comedian who has this remarkable gift of allowing us to
laugh at ourselves and our circumstances through his beloved characters, some of whom he
will recreate for the Gala evening.Ã¢â‚¬Â
ShortÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s performance titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“If IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d Saved, I WouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Be Here,Ã¢â‚¬Â was written by Short and the
Hairspray writing team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and will feature many of his best
loved characters, including Ed Grimley and other creations from his “SCTV” and “Saturday
Night Live” days, as well as his later cable creation Jimmy Glick. This performance originally
debuted to much acclaim on Broadway in the spring of 2006.
An Emmy Award-winning actor, Short made his big screen debut in Three Amigos where he
worked alongside former Saturday Night Live colleagues Chevy Chase and Steve Martin.
Other comedic roles include Inner Space, Tim BurtonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mars Attacks, Jungle to Jungle and
The Big Picture, among others. Two of his most memorable roles included his character
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Franck the wedding plannerÃ¢â‚¬Â in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II.
Tickets are $75 each and include a post show dessert reception on stage at the McCoy
Center, 100 W. Granville Street, New Albany. Please call Julie Kriss at 614/939-2245 or visit
http://www.mccoycenterforthearts.com to purchase tickets. Leadership and sponsorship gifts are
also available and come with additional amenities for the evening. Please call for additional
The Center Stage Gala kicks off the 2009 season of the New Albany Classic Signature
Series and has been underwritten by the New Albany Company and the Wexner family
through a grant to the New Albany Community Foundation. Generous season support has
been provided by major sponsors DSW and Fifth Third Bank. One hundred percent of the
eveningÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proceeds will be used to support enriching community programming at the McCoy
Center during the 2009-2010 season. In addition, the McCoy Center has partnered with
NBC4 and the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Easton Town Center to promote the event
throughout Central Ohio.
The current season at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts has offered
diverse programming such as National Geographic award-winning photographer, David
Doubilet, popular country music performer, Sara Evans, and the renowned Lar Lubovitch
Dance Company. The McCoy will welcome the Broadway musical, Footloose this Friday,
March 20th and motivational speaker and inspiration for the movie The Rookie, Jim Morris, on
The New Albany Community Foundation has established endowments designed to support
ongoing educational and cultural programming of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center
for the Arts for students and residents of New Albany and surrounding communities of
Central Ohio. To date, over $8 million has been gifted or pledged to the New Albany
Community Foundation in support of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
and supporting endowments, including a $2 million gift from resident, John G. McCoy, in
honor of his late wife, Jeanne. Land for the $15 million facility situated in the heart of the
historic village center and contiguous to the Ã¢â‚¬Å“learning community campusÃ¢â‚¬Â was donated by
The New Albany Company.
# # #March 24, 2009 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #263947
A better headline for this would have been “MARTIN SHORT TO URINATE IN NEW ALBANY.”
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