Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth Makes Its Way to Broadway
For 12 nights only, the former heavyweight champion of the boxing world will be heading to the Big Apple, only this time, it is not Madison Square Garden, and he won't be performing in a boxing ring.
Mike Tyson is heading to Brodway. MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most complicated men to ever wear the heavyweight crown.
Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.
Tyson's wife Kiki helped write the play along with playwright Randy Johnson.
"This is not some dog-and-pony show," says Lee. "This is legit theater. We want people who have never been to a boxing match to come see this. Because who else in America, in the 20th century, had a life like Mike's? The peaks and valleys — you couldn't make it up!"
Tyson hired a speech coach to help him with word pronunciation in telling the story of his life.
"I have a speech coach now," he said. "It's funny; I'm 46 years old and none of my friends told me they needed an interpreter when I spoke to them."
Dates scheduled run from July 31 – Aug. 12 with tickets starting at $75
Undisputed Truth will be showing at the Longacre Theater – 220 West 48th St., between Broadway and 8th Ave.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit tysononbroadway.com