You're Welcome America, with "SNL" Alum Ferrell, Airs on HBO March 14

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14 Mar 2009

Will Ferrell as George W
Will Ferrell as George W
Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews
You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush, which began previews Jan. 20 at the Cort Theatre starring "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Ferrell, will be broadcast on HBO March 14.

The live broadcast from Broadway's Cort is scheduled to air on HBO at 9 PM ET; check local listings.

Rebroadcasts are scheduled for March 15 at 11 PM on HBO2, March 16 at 11:30 PM on HBO, March 17 at 8 PM on HBO2, March 19 at 9:30 PM on HBO, March 20 at 4:40 AM on HBO, March 21 at 10 PM on HBO Comedy, March 24 at 2:20 AM on HBO, March 26 at 12 AM on HBO, March 28 at 12:35 AM on HBO, March 31 at 3:10 AM on HBO2 and March 31 at 10:30 PM on HBO.

Marty Callner directs the TV broadcast.

You're Welcome America also features 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. A Final Night with George W Bush, which casts Ferrell as President George W. Bush, is 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. The limited run will end March 15.

"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.

In addition to his work on "Saturday Night Live," Will Ferrell has enjoyed much success on the silver screen. His many films include "Stranger Than Fiction," "Winter Passing," "Bewitched," "Kicking & Screaming," "Melinda and Melinda," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Starsky & Hutch," "Elf," "Old School," "Zoolander," "The Ladies Man," "Superstar," "A Night at the Roxbury" and "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." Ferrell also played Franz Liebkind in the film musical "The Producers."

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.

Visit www.hbo.com for more information.