He is many things, he is many things. He’s an Internet meme. He’s a hell raiser. He’s a father, a husband, and now… he’s a Broadway baby!
Infamous heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson will perform his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth for a limited six-night Broadway engagement this summer, producers announced today. Spike Lee will make his Broadway directing debut for the show, which will make its home at the Longacre Theatre (most recently home to another biographical production, Magic/Bird) from July 31 through August 5.
The play offers “a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown.” In a press release, Tyson stated: “It’s an honor to work with Spike Lee. I have always admired his work. Sharing the highlights and lowlights of my life with New York is especially important to me as I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I am thrilled to bring the story of Undisputed Truth to Broadway.”
This production won’t be bowing for the first time—Tyson previously performed the show, written by his wife Kiki and Randy Johnson, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last March. Tickets to the show (which you can find here) range from $75 to $300, with the latter package promising a meet and greet/photo op with Tyson after the show.