MMA — 19 June 2012

Film director Spike Lee and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson have announced they are headed to Broadway together.

The announcement came Monday the boxer would star in an autobiographical one-man show titled “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” at the Longarce Theater, lasting just 6 nights, July 31st through August 5th.

This show is the Broadway debut for both Tyson and Lee.

“It is an honour to work with Spike Lee,” Tyson said in a statement. “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.”

In an article in Time magazine, Gary Andrew Poole referred to the Las Vegas show as “bizarre” and wrote, “As a performer, Tyson forces many of his lines and has a nervous habit of saying ’and sh–t’ at the end of practically every sentence. He paces the stage drinking water, often breathing hard into his microphone, and robotically moves his body across the stage.”

Check out Mike Tyson and Spike Lee at the press release for their new show here:

Tickets for the show range from $75 to $199. Would you go and see this show? Tell us what you think on Twitter @EliteSportsBlog

 

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