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Martin Short replacing Nathan Lane in 'It's Only a Play'

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Martin Short is returning to the stage, according to The New York Times.

Short will take the lead in the Broadway comedy It’s Only a Play  beginning Jan. 7 2015, following Nathan Lane’s departure on Jan. 4. The Tony Award-winning actor last appeared on Broadway in 2006’s Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.

The play’s run at the Schoenfeld Theater has also been extended through Jan. 18. It was originally scheduled to run through Jan. 4. It will then move to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, beginning Jan. 23 with performances set through March 29, 2015.