Mike Tyson to Pull No Punches in Broadway Show


The casts of “Annie” and “Grease” are most likely shaking in their boots. Boxing legend Mike Tyson is bringing his one-man show to Broadway this summer.

Tyson on stage

“Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” focuses on the career and personal life of boxing champion Mike Tyson. Described by Tyson as “raw” and “filthy,” it includes stories about his marriage to Robin Givens, his relationship with his father, his time in a psychiatric clinic, and much more.

“I’m very vulnerable and I’m just telling you who I am and where I’m from and how this happened,” said Tyson at a recent news conference.

Tyson said he was inspired to do “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” after seeing actor Chazz Palminteri’s do a similar show titled “A Bronx Tale.”  Tyson’s show made its debut at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas back in April.

Director Spike Lee is working on the show with Tyson. He was inspired to get involved after seeing DVD footage of one of the Vegas shows.

“It’s a great story and he tells it masterfully,” said Lee. “He’s lifted himself off the canvas.”

You can see “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” at NYC’s Longacre Theatre from July 31 to August 5. Tickets are $75 to $199. VIP tickets costs $300.

The show is just another link in Tyson’s 21st century career renaissance. The actor famously appeared in both “The Hangover” and “The Hangover Part Two.” He also weirdly appeared in his own reality show a few years ago in which he professed his love for pigeons. Who would have thought he had a soft side?

About John Brhel

John Brhel is a freelance writer from upstate New York that enjoys picking apart life's idiosyncrasies and listening to Huey Lewis & the News.

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