You're Welcome America

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You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W Bush
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 Theatre
New York City
Original language English
Genre Comedy

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 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, "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 February 15, 2009.[4]

The show opened on February 5, 2009 and closed on March 15, 2009. [5] It was released to DVD on November 3, 2009.[6]



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, Adam Levine, Common, and Serena Williams.


  1. ^ a b c d The
  2. ^ Richard Ouzounian. "Will Ferrell's masterful and frightening portrayal of Bush." March 03, 2009, Toronto Star "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 24, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2009.  2
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Patrick Healy. "You’re Welcome Broadway: Ferrell’s ‘Bush’ Breaks House Record", The New York Times, February 17, 2009
  5. ^ "The Comedy of Ineptitude, Political Division". 
  6. ^ "Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush". 

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