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Ferrell as Bush on Broadway

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

By Sharon Eberson / Friday, Oct. 17

"Saturday Night Live" is a breeding ground for a political career -- or should I say, a career impersonating politicians.

Tina Fey certainly has boosted her stock as a dead-ringer for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who will pay a visit to "SNL" on Saturday -- when the host is Josh Brolin, who does a turn as President George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's "W.," out today.

Now comes word that "SNL" alum Will Ferrell make his Broadway debut in January in the new solo comedy "You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W Bush."

The show is the brainchild of Ferrell and Adam McKay, the writer-director of Ferrell films "Step Brothers," Talladega Nights" and and "Anchorman." The friends also collaborate on the Web site Funny or Die.

Variety reports that the production begins previews Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, ahead of a Feb. 1 opening at the Cort Theater. Limited engagement is skedded to shutter March 15.

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