May 1, 2017 / 5:02 PM / 2 years ago

Filmmaker Michael Moore brings his political satire to Broadway

Michael Moore speaks at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Provocative documentary maker Michael Moore is bringing politics to Broadway with a one-man show billed as “guaranteed to take audiences on a ride through the United States of Insanity.”

Producers said on Monday that Moore, the Oscar-winning maker of thought-provoking films on guns, the war in Iraq and the U.S. healthcare system, will make his Broadway debut in July with “The Terms of My Surrender.”

The 12-week limited run will see the liberal Moore, 63, use his satirical humor to target Washington politics and U.S. President Donald Trump.

“So, the question is posed: ‘Can a Broadway show take down a sitting president?’ Well, it’s time to find out,” said the release announcing the show.

Moore, a vocal critic of Trump, won an Oscar in 2003 for his gun violence documentary “Bowling for Columbine,” and was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for “Sicko,” an indictment of the U.S. healthcare industry.

He is also the author of best-selling books including “Stupid White Men” and “Here Comes Trouble.”

In October, three weeks before the 2016 presidential elections, he released the anti-Trump documentary film “Michael Moore in Trumpland.”

Tickets for “The Terms of My Surrender,” beginning July 28, go on sale on Monday.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by G Crosse

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