Michael Moore's Broadway bellyflop

August 11, 2017

Michael Moore thought all the anti-Trump desperation that's lifted Stephen Colbert, "SNL" and others to multiple Emmy nominations would also help propel 90 minutes of his warmed-over wisdom about Trump and the wonders or socialism and the Cuban medical system into a big hit on Broadway. The progressive, anti-capitalist "Everyman" and champion of the underpaid little guy expects his fans to shell out up to $249 a ticket. He probably didn't expect to get panned, by, of all people, the New York Times. Their critic Jesse Green, after first dispensing the requisite respect for Moore's politically-correct leftist activism, goes on to compare the show to "being stuck at Thanksgiving dinner with a garrulous, self-regarding, time-sucking uncle.” Only worse, because at Thanksgiving dinner, at least his mouth would be too full to talk. Of course, that doesn't mean he won't still get a Tony nomination.

If he's going to fool Broadway crowds into plonking down $250 a pop, I'd suggest renaming the show "The Lyin' King."

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Comments 1-2 of 2

  • Rick

    08/12/2017 02:52 PM

    Your tital brings a very disturbing picture to mind -- Michael Moore's belly flop -- equivalent to a pig splashing in a mud puddle except Mikey brings his own mud -- Good article

  • Donald Probst

    08/12/2017 01:24 PM

    What IS the name of his show...just so I don't go and accidentally see it. I'd hate for any of my hard earned money go to support the fat....

Michael Moore's Broadway bellyflop

August 11, 2017

Michael Moore thought all the anti-Trump desperation that's lifted Stephen Colbert, "SNL" and others to multiple Emmy nominations would also help propel 90 minutes of his warmed-over wisdom about Trump and the wonders or socialism and the Cuban medical system into a big hit on Broadway. The progressive, anti-capitalist "Everyman" and champion of the underpaid little guy expects his fans to shell out up to $249 a ticket. He probably didn't expect to get panned, by, of all people, the New York Times. Their critic Jesse Green, after first dispensing the requisite respect for Moore's politically-correct leftist activism, goes on to compare the show to "being stuck at Thanksgiving dinner with a garrulous, self-regarding, time-sucking uncle.” Only worse, because at Thanksgiving dinner, at least his mouth would be too full to talk. Of course, that doesn't mean he won't still get a Tony nomination.

If he's going to fool Broadway crowds into plonking down $250 a pop, I'd suggest renaming the show "The Lyin' King."

READ MORE

Comments 1-2 of 2

  • Rick

    08/12/2017 02:52 PM

    Your tital brings a very disturbing picture to mind -- Michael Moore's belly flop -- equivalent to a pig splashing in a mud puddle except Mikey brings his own mud -- Good article

  • Donald Probst

    08/12/2017 01:24 PM

    What IS the name of his show...just so I don't go and accidentally see it. I'd hate for any of my hard earned money go to support the fat....