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Martin Short One Night Only at the McCoy Center 4/29

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    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] –The 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 Center’s annual fundraiser, The Center

    Stage Gala, which raises funds to support the community programming presented throughout

    the season.

    In making the announcement, the McCoy Center Executive Director Ted DeDee stated,

    “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.”

    Short’s performance titled “If I’d Saved, I Wouldn’t Be Here,” 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 Burton’s Mars Attacks, Jungle to Jungle and

    The Big Picture, among others. Two of his most memorable roles included his character

    “Franck the wedding planner” 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

    evening’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

    May 21st.

    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 “learning community campus” was donated by

    The New Albany Company.

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    Jim Lauwers

    A better headline for this would have been “MARTIN SHORT TO URINATE IN NEW ALBANY.”

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