Mike Tyson Headed For Broadway With One-Man Show
(CNN) – Mike Tyson is making the popular move from the big screen to Broadway with his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.”
The production, under the direction of Spike Lee, will play at the Longacre Theatre for six nights only starting July 31.
According to a website for the show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” is “a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown.” The site also assures ticket holders that they’ll be treated to a “riveting one-man show [that] goes beyond the headlines, behind-the-scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.”
Tyson performed the show in Vegas earlier this year, and he told CNN at the time that “Undisputed Truth” is compiled from “the stories of my life that were basically in the headlines,” but also “the underlining story: My relationship with my wife, my upbringing, the death of my mother … just who I was as a child back then, and who I am now.”
According to Playbill.com, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” was written by his wife, Kiki Tyson, and director Randy Johnson, and shows the good and the bad of Tyson’s history. The boxer said in a statement that to share the “highlights and low-lights of my life with New York is especially important to me as I was born and raised in Brooklyn.”
And according to director Lee, Tyson is a “great storyteller,” as he said in a statement.
“Human beings want to hear stories. Whether it’s a play, a documentary … a song, a musical, a novel or a movie, we love to hear stories,” Lee said. “And, with Mike Tyson on stage, you are going to hear a great American story.”
Tickets for the 90-minute show, which runs July 31 through August 5, are on sale now via Telecharge.com as well as by phone.
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