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."