Mike Tyson’s ‘Undsputed Truth’ To Hit Broadway
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, a one man show by Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to recount the life of the face-tattooed star, including his fame, addictions and relationships is broadway-bound, the associated Press said yesterday.
The boxer’s one-man show will be brought to the Longacre Theater for a short run at the end of July, as a collaboration with acclaimed director Spike Lee.
In a white cocktail jacket and black slacks, Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion, recounts punching people in the face outside of nightclubs and having sex with prostitutes. “I’m really an animal, guys, I’m just dressed up nice.”
Reviewing the original Las Vegas incarnation for time.com, Gary Andrew Poole said “It is all part of one of the more bizarre one-man shows ever staged on the Las Vegas strip, a production that also has the retired boxer gyrating and singing along to jazz tunes. But then for one moment, the narrative of the show takes on the promise of the American dream.”
Poole wrote that he hoped the show would get some revisions if it were to move to the Great White Way, and sure enough it’s due to receive some “tweaks” from director Spike Lee, who was not involved in the Vegas version. Even without having seen it, there’s at least one element we’re willing to bet will be different: the audience. The fight fans who get excited when Tyson yells about knocking “motherf—–s” out are very different from the stereotypical Broadway ticket-buyers—but we’ll know soon enough how the boxer fares with the new crowd.