Saturday, October 18, 2008

Will Ferrell to Bring Solo Show to Broadway's Cort Theatre in January; 39 Steps to Move to Helen Hayes on Jan 20 after Slava's Snowshow closes; Whew!

Applause Theatre Service has learned that Will Ferrell will bring the one-man show You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush to the Cort Theatre, January 20-March 15, according to The New York Times. The production, which will open on February 1, will be directed by Adam McKay. Lots of action between the Cort and Helen Hayes Theaters!

Meanwhile, the theater's current tenant, The 39 Steps will close at the Cort on January 11 and then move to the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 20, following the departure of Slava's Snowshow, the Drama Desk and Olivier Award-winning Slava's Snowshow, the surreal and wordless clown show set in a stark, wintry landscape, which will make its Broadway debut Dec. 2 at the Helen Hayes Theatre before an official opening Dec. 7.
The limited engagement of the international phenomenon, seen in 80 cities, will close Jan. 4, 2009, but not before literally blasting thousands of theatregoers with pounds of (artificial) snow in the climax of the piece — yes, a blizzard. You're likely to find snow in your coat pockets weeks after attending.

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