Running since July 2017 Michael Moore makes his Broadway debut, bringing his unrivaled powers of provocation and satire in a subversive new one-man show which cross-examines America’s current political climate.
From the producers: In a time like no other in American history, and with a sense of urgency like never before, Michael Moore comes to Broadway for the first time in an exhilarating, subversive one-man show guaranteed to take audiences on a ride through the United States of Insanity, explaining once and for all how the f we got here, and where best to dine before crossing over the mountains with the Von Trapp family into Canada. This exhilarating, urgent show is a hysterical theatrical coup d'etat that takes the utter lunacy of our times and turns it into a subversive piece of theater.
Michael Moore is an American documentary filmmaker and author. His 2004 film "Fahrenheit 9/11" is the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His 2002 film "Bowling for Columbine" won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. Moore's written and cinematic works criticize topics such as globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, the Iraq War, the American health care system, and capitalism. In 2005, Time magazine named Moore one of the world's 100 most influential people
"Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender" is staged by Tony winner Michael Mayer ("Spring Awakening," "American Idiot," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"). During the press announcement for the new show, Mayer stated: "I think what the world needs right now is Michael Moore standing on a Broadway stage sharing his hilarious stories and incendiary political perspective, creating the kind of dialogue that can only happen in the theater."
Moore makes his revolutionary pitch with surprising sweetness...although he charms the audience into a group sing, he's determined not to preach to the choir, preferring to make his political points through stealth, in a variety of comedic forms. There are also plenty of strolls down memory lane. Some of these personal anecdotes are proud puffery. Others make a political point...these are the stories that deliver his main message that "one person out of nowhere can make a revolution."
"The Terms of My Surrender" reveals Moore to be a warmly funny and engaging raconteur, presiding over an evening of surprising emotional depths. The show is about much more than simply Trump-bashing...smart enough not to fall into the trap of simply preaching to the choir, Moore makes the evening partly autobiographical. The evening has a vibrantly theatrical, variety-show atmosphere...[an] inspiring and unexpectedly entertaining show.