The once self-proclaimed “baddest man on the planet” is now going to appear in a one-man show on Broadway. Mike Tyson’s latest adventure, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” will open July 31st at the Longacre Theater, directed by Spike Lee. The limited production will conclude August 5th after six performances.
Undisputed Truth made its debut this past April in Las Vegas to surprisingly positive reviews.
The Broadway edition will be streamlined somewhat from the original, and covers Tyson’s turbulent rise from the streets of Brooklyn to becoming the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history. Tyson’s latter career, including a prison sentence, the infamous “ear-biting” episode and conversion to Islam is also featured in the production.
According to a website for the show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” is “a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown.” The site also assures ticket holders that they’ll be treated to a “riveting one-man show [that] goes beyond the headlines, behind-the-scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.”