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Michael Moore donates $10,000 to Shakespeare in the Park

/ 06:54 PM June 28, 2017
Michael Moore - anti-Trump rally - 19 Jan 2017

In this photo, taken on Jan. 19, 2017, filmmaker Michael Moore speaks to thousands of people at an anti-Trump rally and protest in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York. Moore, who is making his Broadway debut this summer in a solo show, says he will donate $10,000 to New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park after it lost funding from sponsors due to its controversial “Julius Caesar” production. (Photo by KATHY WILLENS / AP)

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Michael Moore, who is making his Broadway debut this summer in a solo show, says he will donate $10,000 to New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park after it lost funding from sponsors due to its controversial “Julius Caesar” production.

Moore says he’s donating the money — his advance pay for the show “The Terms of My Surrender” — to the Public Theater program after corporate sponsors Bank of America and Delta pulled their sponsorship of “Julius Caesar.”

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The production, which closed on June 18, portrayed the assassinated title character as a Donald Trump look-alike. Protesters interrupted two live performances and were arrested after storming the stage. Police also are investigating threats made against the wife of the play’s director.

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