1. So… what exactly is this?
Short answer: it’s a world premiere one-man play written and performed by Michael Moore and directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer. Long answer: it’s a hilarious satirical tour through the depraved new world we find ourselves in since appointing a madman as the leader of the free world. Featuring razor-sharp insights drawn from Michael’s long history as an activist and high-profile sh*t-stirrer, ongoing translations of each day's fresh insanity, and any number of nightly surprises, The Terms of My Surrender is a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience that will help make sense of how the hell we got into this mess—and how we can get out.
2. What does the title mean?
These are the terms of Michael’s surrender: if he can bring down the sitting President with a Broadway show, he’ll walk away from all the rabble-rousing and lead the rest of his life in controversy-free peace… or at least take a long vacation.
3. Why Broadway?
Theatre has long been used as a form of protest, a way for big groups of strangers to gather together in one space and feel like a part of something bigger than themselves. The Belasco Theatre itself is ten blocks from Trump Tower, smack in the middle of the corporate, financial and media capital of America. When Michael made up his mind to stage a new kind of takedown, it was clear there was only one place to do it — on Broadway, at the epicenter of creative expression and free speech.
4. Can Trump voters see the show?
Of course! Don’t forget, Michael was one of the only liberal political figures to predict the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. In other words, he’s pretty in touch with the hopes, fears and grievances at the heart of Trump’s voter base. Holding our government accountable for all Americans is a bigger job than knocking one dangerous blowhard off his pedestal—and Michael would love nothing more than to make Donald Trump’s supporters a part of the conversation.
5. Isn’t Broadway really expensive?
It can be, yes, but we want to make sure as many different kinds of people see this show as possible. If you’re worried about ticket prices, we have balcony seats available for just $29.
6. Is there a rush or lottery?
Of course! We’ll offer a limited number of day-of $35 tickets every morning when the box office opens. You can only get 2 tickets per customer, so bring friends to stand in line with you.
7. Can I bring my kid?
You know your kid best. If they’re over 12 and engaged with the world around them, we think they’ll probably get a lot out of the show. But sorry, children under 4 years old aren’t permitted in the theatre.
8. How long is the show?
About 1 hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission.
9. What should I wear?
Hey, it’s a free country… for now, anyway. Michael will be wearing what he pretty much always wears. You’re welcome to do the same.
10. How do I get to the theatre?
The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 West 44th Street in New York City, between 6th Avenue and Broadway. Click here
to see it on a map. It’s within walking distance of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, B, D, F, M, 1, 2, 3, and 7 subway lines – and a short subway or cab ride from Penn Station and Grand Central Station.
11. When should I arrive at the theatre?
It’s typically best to arrive 15 minutes before curtain. But Michael feels a deep affinity with the chronically late. If you’re still straggling in at the last minute, he won’t hold it against you.
12. Will there be snacks?
You better believe it. One perk of arriving at the recommended time is having a few minutes to purchase drinks and candy before you sit down.
13. Is there handicapped accessibility and/or accommodation for people with disabilities?
While not every part of the Belasco Theatre is wheelchair accessible, there are designated wheelchair seating locations in the orchestra. There is also a wheelchair accessible restroom. And while we’re on the subject, please use whichever bathroom matches the gender you identify with.