You're Welcome America

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You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W Bush
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Poster for You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W Bush
Written by Will Ferrell
Characters George W. Bush
Date premiered February 5, 2009 (2009-02-05)
Place premiered Cort Theater
New York City
Original language English
Genre Comedy
IBDB profile

You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush is a comedic Broadway play starring Will Ferrell as George W. Bush. It was broadcast live on the HBO cable channel,[1] as well as in Canada, on March 14, 2009, at 9:00PM EST.[2][3] Ferrell, who has famously depicted Bush on Saturday Night Live, also wrote the play,[1] which is directed by his long-time comedy partner Adam McKay.[1] According to a review at The Improper.com, "Combined with lewd humor and an uncanny cast of characters to help him drive home his alter ego's West Texas mannerisms, Ferrell’s showpiece is a true delight."[1]

The show broke the house record at the Cort Theater, taking in $846,507.05 for the week that ended on March 15, 2009.[4]

The show was released to DVD on November 3, 2009.[5]

Cast[edit]

Staff[edit]

Tony Award nomination[edit]

The show was nominated for Best Special Theatrical Event at the 63rd Tony Awards, but lost to the musical revue special, Liza's at the Palace...!.

DVD notes[edit]

Husband and wife performers Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates are visible in the audience. Also visible in the audience are Edward Norton, Common and Serena Williams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The Improper.com
  2. ^ Richard Ouzounian. "Will Ferrell's masterful and frightening portrayal of Bush." March 03, 2009, Toronto Star [1] 2
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Patrick Healy. "You’re Welcome Broadway: Ferrell’s ‘Bush’ Breaks House Record", New York Times, February 17, 2009
  5. ^ "Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush". 

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