The documentary filmmaker describes 'The Terms of My Surrender' as 'a humorous play about a country that's just elected a madman'

By Devan Coggan
May 01, 2017 at 12:43 PM EDT
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Michael Moore is making his Broadway debut — and trying to “bring down” President Donald Trump while he does it.

The documentary filmmaker is set to star in the original one-man show The Terms of My Surrender. The show will run for 12 weeks at the Belasco Theater, with previews beginning in July. Tony winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) is directing.

Last year, Moore examined the rise of Trump with his film Michael Moore in TrumpLand, which premiered before the election, but The Terms of My Surrender is an all-new project that takes direct aim at the commander in chief: The show’s marketing materials ask, “Can a Broadway show bring down a sitting president?”

The New York Times broke the news, and in an interview with the Times, Moore described The Terms of My Surrender as “a humorous play about a country that’s just elected a madman — I mean, there’s really no other way to put it.”

“We’re 10 blocks from Trump Tower, we’re in the corporate capital of America, we’re in the financial capital of America, we’re in the media capital of America,” Moore added. “If one was going to stand on a stage and do the things that I’m going to do, there’s only one place to do it, and it’s here in this city and it’s right here at the epicenter of creative expression and free speech.”

The Terms of My Surrender will begin previews July 28.