Michael Moore to Hit Trump on Broadway

Michael Moore is known for his bombastic and take-no-prisoners style. He has made multiple films and television shows, each with a clear political bent and a specific issue as its target. His movies like Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 created controversy and conversation all over the country. He was an avowed opponent of President Trump during the election last year, even though he was one of the first to warn of the possibility of the Republican candidate winning. From the state of Michigan, a state Trump won by around 10,000 votes despite its history of leaning Democratic, Moore has always had an inside look on the Rust Belt. His premiere film, Roger and Me, was about the disappearance of auto factory jobs in his home town.

 

Well now, it looks as if Moore plans to take his attitude and his wit to Broadway in a new play that targets the new president directly. He is putting together a one man show entitled “The Terms of My Surrender”, and he hopes it has a chance of taking Trump down a peg or two.

 

Moore has been somewhat cagey about the format of the new production. He claims that it will not be stand-up, and it will not be a TED talk. He will occasionally have others make appearances, and he promises that the topics will remain current as news develops. He called it, “…a very developed piece of entertainment for people who like to think.”

 

“I don’t know if I would call it a play; but it is a theater piece,” Mr. Mayer said. “There is going to be a certain amount of rabble-rousing. There’s a good chance we’ll have some surprise guests throughout the run, and some surprise postshow excursions that will vary night to night.”

 

While Moore’s theatrical experience is limited, his entertainment resume is quite extensive, including his movies, two television shows, multiple books, and internet videos. He promises something new and unique

 

The show will run for twelve weeks, beginning in July. He plans on doing eight shows per week.

 

New Broadway Shows To Watch Out

In a world where broadway and theatre is the perfect escape from reality, it pays off to watch a show that genuinely entertains you and keeps you on your toes following the story with genuine music and plot line so delicately written. Paste Magazine wrote an article on the best broadway shows to hit the town, and there is no doubt that their recommendations are some of the best out there.

 

OSLO

 

The Lincoln Center Theater has been playing Oslo. A play about the world between Israel and Palestine, and the overall beautiful story enraptures within three stunning hours the human connection teaching the utter importance of genuine conversation. It wasn’t an early on favorite on Broadway, but it fails to disappoint and brings audiences to a new level of excitement.

 

Groundhog Day

 

Beautifully taking home two Olivier Awards, their story is keen and known for their stunning opening number. Australian musical comedian, Tim Minchin is the man behind the music in this play. Taking its bare story from the 20-year old film, Danny Rubin’s original screenplay is brought to life in this impressive musical with sounds and sights you won’t soon forget.

 

The article so blatantly speaks about brand new broadway plays and doesn’t mention anything regarding the old plays that are still breathtakingly still playing across New York and throughout the West End. The stunning shows like Wicked, The Lion King, Rent, among many other still reign supreme in the world of theatre, but the brand new shows definitely have struck a cord in the world of the industry. It’s such a powerful thing to watch a musical because of the music and the way the show captures the essence of true love for the arts. Certain shows and their songs just know how to do this day in and day out, and if you’re looking for an escape, watch these brand new broadway shows. Supporting the ones you like will only help make sure that show runs even into the future.

 

Broadway stems farther than what you’re used to hearing about regarding other shows that have been in existence for many years. Time will tell before we find a new show that reaches the acclaimed broadways shows like Wicked.

 

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/the-best-new-broadway-shows-of-2017-so-far.html

 

Batman: Val Kilmer Would love to play again

There are a number of movie roles that simply transcend life in general. Although the list is long, you can definitely add the role of “Batman” to that list. Although many actors have played this challenging role, there is one who would love to play it once again.

 

Val Kilmer did it once, and he has inspired a lot of controversy because of the role he played. According to Comic Vine, he is probably one of the most underrated Batman actors to have ever played him.

 

For clarification, it is important to remember that the role of Batman has only been played by a mere six actors throughout the years. The caped crusader has been played by the likes of such diverse figures as Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. All of these men have brought significant contributions to the exploits of the caped crusader on the big screen, but sadly it would appear that the two odd men out are George Clooney and Val Kilmer. These individuals both only played the caped crusader once only.

 

Kilmer of course presents an interesting case. He actually had the opportunity to play the role of this famed superhero one more time in the film Batman and Robin. Needless to say, he probably turned that role down because of the possibility of some “creative differences” between him and director Joel Schumacher on the film “Batman Forever.” If this had really been the case (and not just a theory) then it is evident that time actually heals all wounds.

 

For all of the creative differences they might have had in the past, Schumacher has actually publicly referred to Val Kilmer as the “best Batman” on several occasions. Could Kilmer have a chance to be Batman once more? It’s hard to say, but it is a fun thing to speculate on. Kilmer’s current body of work has been straight-to-video efforts, so it would great to see him in theaters once more.