Last night we saw Will Ferrell in his Broadway debut of You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. Performances of the new show began on January 20th — Bush’s final day in office — at the Cort Theatre in Times Square. It is a limited engagement that will play through March 15th. You can see it for yourself, HBO will air a live telecast of You're Welcome America on March 14th, directed by Marty Callner.
"He’s a cocky but bumbling fellow, trapped forever in puberty, always eager to play and eternally armored in the self-assurance that often goes with a lack of self-knowledge. He is given to jaw-dropping malapropisms and misinterpretations, and he has a raunchy exhibitionist streak. He is, in other words, a typical leading man from a Will Ferrell comedy." Read the full review in The NY Times.
It was a mild winter night for NY which made it easier to convince Kevin to stalk outside the stage door with me for a chance to meet the star. Will was very nice to take pictures and sign autographs with his fans. This just reinforced how much I love Will Ferrell and every character that he plays. The show did feel like a drawn out SNL skit at some points but Will still made it worth every minute.