Michael Moore's 'Terms of My Surrender' Stage Show Sets Summer Tour
The one-man production featured Gloria Steinem, Mark Ruffalo, Rob Reiner and Bryan Cranston among onstage guests during its Broadway run.
Michael Moore is hitting the road.
The filmmaker on Tuesday announced that his one-man stage show The Terms of My Surrender will tour next summer. Directed by Michael Mayer, the production just wrapped its limited 100-show run at Broadway's Belasco Theatre on Sunday.
"My 100 performances on Broadway represent perhaps the most fulfilling experience of my career," Moore said in a statement. "Having the opportunity to play the Belasco for tens of thousands of New Yorkers (and people from around the country and the world), with a simple and urgent message, has been one of the great honors of my life. And I am deeply moved to be so warmly embraced by the Broadway community.
"Broadway remains a powerful hub of American popular culture and I plan on being back — with both a new play and a new one-man show — soon," he continued. "As for The Terms of My Surrender — there is no surrender! We'll be taking our Broadway show on the road next summer!"
The Terms of My Surrender, which officially opened Aug. 15, was described by Moore as a "12-step meeting for the Democratic Party." It is segmented to resemble a political rally, an autobiography and an interview segment with a surprise guest. Throughout the limited engagement, onstage guests of the performances included Gloria Steinem, Stephen Colbert, Rob Reiner, Rosario Dawson, Bryan Cranston, Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Olbermann, Maxine Waters and Judah Friedlander, and one notable show was followed by a rally at Trump Tower with Mark Ruffalo, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Kazan.
Despite keeping a special flag-draped Presidential Box vacant at every performance, the Trump administration declined to take up Moore on his standing invitation to see the show.
The production played to modest but steady business at the Belasco, grossing a combined $4.2 million over its 12-week run and being seen by just under 74,500 spectators. Produced by IMG Original Content and Carole Shorenstein Hays, the show has made no announcement concerning recoupment, but its backers likely are hoping to return more of their investment on the road — particularly in Blue States.
Prior to the tour, Moore is said to be returning to work on his next film and upcoming television project.