Will Ferrell on Broadway?
Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:29:38
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Comedian Will Ferrell is attempting to conquer a new medium: the stage. The veteran actor will make his Broadway debut this January in the solo comedy You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. Details about the plot remain hazy, but the title does indeed suggest that the film will be political in nature. The show is a limited engagement that will run from February through mid-March and will be held at the Cort Theater.
Frequent Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay, who directed the actor in last summer's Step Brothers, as well as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, will direct the production and it is expected the duo will collaborate on the script, as they have in their past efforts. The show will begin previews on January 20, the same day as the inauguration of the next president. The show officially opens on February 1.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff