Tickets are now on Amex presale for “You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush” starring the autograph shy Will Ferrell. Tickets will be available to the general public on December 21, 2008.
I must admit, I sorely miss Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush impersonation, so I just might have to pony up the big dollars and go see this show. Here’s what Playbill.com had to say about the production:
Adam McKay will direct the production, which will begin previews at the Cort Theatre Jan. 20, 2009, with an official opening Feb. 5. The limited engagement is currently scheduled to run through March 15. (The Cort is currently the home of The 39 Steps.)
A previous report in The New York Post said Ferrell’s show will “be autobiographical and include anecdotes about the comedian’s work on ‘Saturday Night Live.'” Ferrell will also likely offer some of his impersonations; among the many he presented on “Saturday Night Live” were impressions of Neil Diamond, President George W. Bush, Robert Goulet and James Lipton. [Playbill.com]