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Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show

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Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#1
Posted: 1/16/08 at 6:51am
Billy Crystal meets Martin Short

A small ensemble + band, as well as his trademark impersonations and various stories/anecdotes.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01162008/entertainment/theater/where_theres_a_will_______953566.htm
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#2
Posted: 1/16/08 at 7:07am
This will sell out.

For the first month anyway.

It will be interesting to see who gets bored with the show first -- the Audience or Ferrell?
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#2
Posted: 1/16/08 at 10:17am
I like Ferrell a lot. I think he is pretty funny. I found it strange to notice Richards was the producer though. In his New York Times article it said he is going to produce a solo show starring Lynn Redgrave called Nightingales and Farragaut North, directed by Mike Nichols. But he failed to mention this...
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#3
Posted: 1/16/08 at 10:25am
At first I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn't April Fool's, then when I remembered that we're (sadly) still in cold old January, I didn't know how to feel.

I like Will Ferrell a lot. I'd definitely be interested in going to see him, but his appeal is so young that I don't know how he'd support a Broadway show with high ticket prices unless they did a lot of special deals, which wouldn't be bad.

I think it's a great idea.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#4
Posted: 1/16/08 at 10:35am
This Ferrell Quote sums it up:

"It is like looking into the face of God and having God smile back and say 'You are my most wondrous creation'"

But not that much. I am excited, though.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#5
Posted: 1/16/08 at 10:39am
Sure to be a hit, but will it be any good?

Regardless...I'm seeing it.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#6
Posted: 1/16/08 at 10:42am
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#7
Posted: 1/16/08 at 10:48am
Not to quote Anchorman but, he's kind of a big deal. Tickets will be IMPOSSIBLE...I hope I'm just lucky enough to grab a couple!
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#8
Posted: 1/16/08 at 11:19am
as long as he sings "music of the night" like he did on Letterman a few years back, I'm there!
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#9
Posted: 1/16/08 at 11:25am
If he does Robert Goulet, I am THERE.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#10
Posted: 1/16/08 at 11:58am
Count me in as intrigued too.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#11
Posted: 1/16/08 at 12:16pm
Ferrell is one of the funniest people alive, I hope I can get tickets.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#12
Posted: 1/16/08 at 1:42pm
I like Ferrell a lot, but I don't know if I would shell out the big bucks to watch him do the impressions I saw for free for five years on SNL.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#13
Posted: 1/16/08 at 2:53pm
I still haven't forgiven him for ruining Bewitched.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#14
Posted: 1/16/08 at 3:03pm
I assume he wil do his James Lipton Inside the Actors Studio bit. Maybe he will interview guest stars, like Short did in his Jiminy Glick bit.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#15
Posted: 1/16/08 at 3:47pm
Regardless, he's going to need a great director to helm the show.
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#16
Posted: 1/16/08 at 4:19pm
as long as he sings "music of the night" like he did on Letterman a few years back, I'm there!

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I'm there if he does anything. I would love for him to rap again. Loved his SNL Devil scene with Garth Brooks.


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Youtube, yes, but CBS hosts it. re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#17
Posted: 1/16/08 at 4:23pm
Lets see if this can close faster than suzanne summers show?
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#18
Posted: 1/16/08 at 4:42pm
Don't be stupid. Will Ferrell is a much bigger star than Suzanne Sommers.

I will DEFINITELY be there. Goulet gets to light up a Broadway stage on more time! re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show
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re: Will Ferrell to do Broadway Solo Show#19
Posted: 1/16/08 at 5:07pm
How soon until he gets his caricature?
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