Alec Baldwin wants to adapt his Trump parody book (and SNL character) for Broadway

Alec Baldwin, who won an Emmy for impersonating President Donald J. Trump on Saturday Night Live for the past year, wants to bring the parody to Broadway.

“We may take the book and make it into a one-man show on Broadway,” Baldwin told Howard Stern this week. “Like Will Ferrell did the Bush thing.”

If it happens, Baldwin’s Broadway show about Trump would be based on the book, You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody), and produced by SNL creator Lorne Michaels.

He appears to want to cash in on this impersonation while people still want to see him perform it.

Baldwin told Stern that he never discussed getting paid for his recurring cameos this year as Trump on SNL: “But what Lorne did do was give me permission to write this book, which was up to him to do.”

“My rendering of it is his intellectual property,” he said. “As it should be…His people wrote it, his people designed it, I just showed up.”

I’d much rather watch Anthony Atamanuik’s Trump any day or night of the week, but suit yourselves.

Sean L. McCarthy

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