Ferrell Ends Presidential Term at Broadway's Cort Theatre March 15

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15 Mar 2009

<I>You're Welcome America<I> star Will Ferrell as George W
You're Welcome America star Will Ferrell as George W
Robert J. Saferstein
You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush, which casts former "Saturday Night Live" star Will Ferrell as a comical version of the 43rd President of the United States, ends its limited engagement at the Cort Theatre March 15 at 7 PM.

The production, which began previews Jan. 20 and officially opened Feb. 5, recouped its entire original $2.09 million investment, according to a Feb. 19 press release. The show was also broadcast live on HBO March 14.

Ferrell is joined onstage by Michael Delaney as Dr. Scott Blumeth, Patrick Ferrell as a Secret Service Operative, Pia Glenn as Condoleezza Rice and Adam Mucci as the Pilot. Mindy Haywood is the understudy for the role of Condoleezza Rice.

You're Welcome America was 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.

"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."



The production features scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Tom Broecker, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and video design by Lisa Cuscuna/Chris Cronin with choreography by Matt Williams and flying effects by Flying by Foy. Charles Means is the production stage manager.

You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush was 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.

Tickets are 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.