The Terms of My Surrender Summary
- The Terms of My Surrender is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of None
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Began: July 28, 2017
- Opened August 10, 2017
- Show Closed: October 22, 2017
The Terms of My Surrender is a new theatre piece by the incendiary documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore. The piece is meant to be both inspiring and infuriating – it is not stand-up comedy, nor is it a rally or a TED Talk – The Terms of My Surrender is a piece of theatre intended to make a serious dent in the confidence of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The Terms of My Surrender on Broadway Background
The show is directed by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), with scenic design by David Rockwell (She Loves Me, The Mountaintop). Michael Moore first became widely known through his 1989 documentary film Roger and Me about his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and has since gone on to create such groundbreaking documentaries as Bowling for Columbine, which won the 2003 Academy Award, Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grosssing documentary of all time about the September 11th attacks, and most recently, Michael Moore in TrumpLand, which correctly predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidency. Moore has also published eight books, including Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life, Mike’s Election Guide 2008, The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader, and Dude, Where’s My Country? Now for the first time, Michael Moore is trying his hand on Broadway. While Moore starred in two plays in high school and is a lifelong theatre fan, this is the first time he has appeared on a professional stage in a full production.
What’s The Terms of My Surrender Like?
Aiming specifically and unapologetically to take down Donald Trump by means of discombobulation, Michael Moore enters new territory on the Broadway stage just 10 blocks from Trump Tower in the heart of New York City. This is more or less a one-man show, in that it will be a solo piece, with guest appearances throughout the 10-week run. It is also more or less scripted, but changes will be made throughout the run in response to current events. The piece is not a play, Moore has said, but it is a theatre piece, in that he intends to cause a lot of rabble-rousing. In addition, Moore promises a series of post-show excursions to take place throughout the run, an unusual choice for a Broadway show.
Moore’s Broadway debut promises to be a subversive and unprecedented theatrical coup d’etat, in which the man who predicted the Donald Trump presidency tackles some of the most pressing questions of the Trump era.
Is The Terms of My Surrender Good for Kids?
The show is most appropriate for children aged 12 and older. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.
New York, NY 10019
- Michael Moore
101 Productions LTD (Executive Producer)
IMG Original Content
Carole Shorenstein Hays
- Michael Mayer
- Scenic Design
- David Rockwell
- Costume Design
- Jeff Mahshie
- Lighting Design
- Kevin Adams
- Sound Design
- Brian Ronan
- Andrew Lazarow
- Noah Racey
- Michael Moore
- Production Stage Manager
- Lisa Lacucci
- Production Manager
- Aurora Productions
- General Manager
- 101 Productions LTD
- Company Manager
- Holly Sutton at 101 Productions
- Advertising Representative
- Press Agent
- DKC O&M