NEW YORK — Mike Tyson wants his next knockout to be on Broadway. The former boxer announced Monday that he will team up with director Spike Lee to bring his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” to the Longacre Theatre for six nights only, July 31 to Aug. 5.
“It is an honor 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. I am thrilled to bring the story of ‘Undisputed Truth’ to Broadway.”
The show, a raw confessional on the highs and lows of the life of the retired heavyweight and tabloid target, made its debut in April at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
It will mark Lee’s debut as a Broadway director.
“It’s my honor to be making our Broadway debut together,” Lee, a native of New York, said of his collaboration with Tyson in the statement. “Brooklyn to Broadway.”
Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion ever in 1986 when he won his title as a 20-year-old. His life since then has been marred by accusations of domestic violence, rape and drug use.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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