Although unkind observers might say portly left-wing polemicist Michael Moore has been doing farce for a few years now, he’s never officially done theater before.
That’s changing with his new one-man show called The Terms of My Surrender which begins on Broadway for three months from July at the Belasco Theater.
The show will be about President Trump. Moore told the New York Times his stage show is a “very developed piece of entertainment for people who like to think…it’s a humorous play about a country that’s just elected a madman.”
The poster for the show poses the question: “Can a Broadway show bring down a sitting president?”
The answer to that surely rhymes with “Go” and means the precise opposite. For Moore’s 2004 anti-George W. Bush doc Fahrenheit 9/11 grossed $119 million but, despite a noisy campaign, failed to result usher in a John Kerry Presidency.
And in spite of his best efforts, Michael Moore in Trumpland—his documentary depicting a recent one-man show in a theatre in a Republican town in Ohio released last October—evidently didn’t do much to put Hillary Clinton in the White House.