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Michael Moore to Take Trump Opinions to Broadway
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2 May 2017 02:27 PM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Michael Moore (Image Source: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons)

This new administration has brought out all the political pundits on both sides of the aisle.

While most are delivering their thoughts via talk shows, on social media, and in print, Michael Moore has always done things a little differently.

While he's put out several politically-themed films, this time he's taking his act to Broadway.

Moore, a Flint, Michigan native, originally a politically-minded journalist, first filmed Roger & Me, a documentary about General Motors closing their Flint factories, and moved on to covering the Columbine High School gun violence in Bowling for Columbine, the Bush administration in regards to terrorist attacks in Fahrenheit 9/11, American health care in Sicko, and last year's election in Michael Moore in TrumpLand.

And now he'll be making a move from the big screen to Broadway.

This summer, Moore will make his debut in The Terms of My Surrender, a solo show revolving around his thoughts.

Michael Mayer, who was behind American Idiot and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will stage the show, described as "a hysterical theatrical coup d'état that takes the utter lunacy of our times and turns it into a subversive piece of theater ... [an] unprecedented live event from one of America's most incisive and hilarious voices."

"After all, who better to answer the burning questions of the Trumpian era than the man who saw it all coming and tried to warn us?" the announcement continues.

Mayer says in the announcement, "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."

"I'm in a 'take no prisoners mode," said Moore at a press conference. "We've seen newspapers take down presidents, TV shows bring down CEOs, books have taken down the powerful – art forms have contributed to making things better."

"Why don't we see if every night – and twice in the afternoon for 12 weeks – if a piece oftheater could raise enough of a ruckus to discombobulate a man sitting in the Oval Office I don't know, but I'd like to find out. Hey, stranger things have happened in the last year," he noted.

The show's tagline is, "Can a Broadway show take down a sitting President?"

The 12-week engagement for The Terms of My Surrender is to begin previews on July 28 at the Belasco Theatre, with opening night on August 10.

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