Tickets for the one-man show, which begins previews Jan. 20, 2009, at the Cort Theatre, are now available by calling (212) 239-6200, by logging on to www.telecharge.com or by visiting the Cort Theatre box office, 138 West 48th Street. The show will be directed by Adam McKay, Ferrell's longtime collaborator, and director of the comedy films "Anchorman," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and the recent "Step Brothers," all Ferrell vehicles. Opening night is scheduled for Feb. 5, 2009. The limited engagement will run through March 15, 2009.
"It's time for a change in America, but not without a few parting words from the 43rd President of the United States," according to You're Welcome America press notes. "Don't miss your chance to discover the man behind the myth, the truth behind the lies, and the logic behind the illogical in this limited Broadway event."
As previously announced, HBO will air a live telecast of You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush. The HBO special, which will likely air toward the end of the Broadway run, will be directed by Marty Callner.
You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush is being produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions with executive producer Jessica Elbaum, and, Ken Davenport, Ronald Frankel, Dede Harris/Sharon Karmazin, Freddy DeMann, Patti Ann McKinnon, Ergo Entertainment, James Stern, Brian Swibel/Tara Smith, The Weinstein Company, and Barry Weisbord.