A Saturday Night Live's favorite may be coming to New York City's Great White Way. Alec Baldwin has been thinking about bringing his President Trump character on Broadway.
Baldwin, who was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his tour-de-force satiric portrayal of the 45th President of the United States has been pondering this major move for a while now.
From Book to Broadway
Earlier this year, Baldwin released the parody book You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year. The 30 Rock star worked with acclaimed author Kurt Andersen to publish the book. Baldwin, who recently visited Sirius XM radio host Howard Stern, stated that the book could be the foundation for a potential bid on Broadway.
"We may take the book and make it into a one-man show on Broadway," said Baldwin.
Baldwin also stated that the show would be in a similar vein to Will Ferrell's iconic one-man show, You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The Saturday Night Live alum entertained audiences at Cort Theatre from Feb. 5, 2009 to March 15, 2009.
Lorne Michaels, Broadway Producer?
For Baldwin to bring his President Trump character to Broadway, he would need the backing one man: Saturday Night Live creator and television legend Lorne Michaels.
"Lorne gave me the permission to write the book, which was up for him to do," said Baldwin. "This was all the genesis of this. Lorne owns my rendering of it; it's his intellectual property, as it should be."
Initially, Baldwin joined Saturday Night Live during September 2016 where he frequently squared off against Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton. Baldwin stated earlier in 2016 that after the Presidential Election, his Trump would not make any more appearances.
But since President Donald Trump was sworn in as the United States of America's 45th President, Baldwin's Trump has been frequent appearances on the Studio 8H stage. Baldwin's Trump shared scenes with his colleagues including Kellyanne Conway and Jeff Sessions (both played by McKinnon), Steve Bannon (Mikey Day), and Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett).
If Baldwin and Michaels bring the show to Broadway, there will be a high demand to see Baldwin reprise his Emmy-winning impersonation in person. However, do not expect any members of the First Family to see the performance. President Trump has been very vocal with his disdain of Alec Baldwin's impersonation and called him out on Twitter.