Mike Tyson is Heading to Broadway... With Spike Lee!
Mike Tyson is headed to Broadway!
Wait... can the world-famous boxer sing? Doesn't matter — It's not that kind of Broadway show!
Acclaimed director Spike Lee is bringing Mike's one-man show to the Great White Way, it was announced today.
The show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" will take center stage at the Longacre Theatre for just three nights, from July 31 to Aug. 5. It is a raw confessional about the highs and lows of the retired boxer's life.
"I'm very vulnerable, and I'm just telling you who I am and where I'm from and how this happened," Mike said at a news conference earlier today.
Mike became the youngest heavyweight champion ever in 1986 at the age of 20, but that was followed by a life of constant controversy that involved domestic violence and drug use, amongst others. And no one can forget when he bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear during a boxing match.
Spike is encouraging people to give the show a chance saying, "It takes courage to get in the ring."
Details included in the show: his rocky marriage to Robin Givens, prison time, time spent in a psychiatric facility after becoming addicted to cocaine, and more topics.
This show will mark the Broadway debut of both Spike and Mike. Will you be checking out the Mike Tyson show on Broadway?