June 18th, 2012
04:44 PM ET

Mike Tyson headed for Broadway with one man show

Mike Tyson is making the popular move from the big screen to Broadway with his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth."

The production, under the direction of Spike Lee, will play at the Longacre Theatre for six nights only starting July 31.

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."

Tyson performed the show in Vegas earlier this year, and he told CNN at the time that "Undisputed Truth" is compiled from "the stories of my life that were basically in the headlines," but also "the underlining story: My relationship with my wife, my conviction, my upbringing, the death of my mother ... just who I was as a child backĀ  then, and who I am now."

The 'Undisputed Truth' About Mike Tyson

In April, the former heavyweight champ spoke with Kyra Phillips about his Las Vegas show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth."

According to Playbill.com, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" was written by his wife, Kiki Tyson, and director Randy Johnson, and shows the good and the bad of Tyson's history. The boxer said in a statement that to share the "highlights and lowlights of my life with New York is especially important to me as I was born and raised in Brooklyn."

And according to director Lee, Tyson is a "great storyteller," as he said in a statement.

"Human beings want to hear stories. Whether it's a play, a documentary ... a song, a musical, a novel or a movie, we love to hear stories," Lee said. "And, with Mike Tyson on stage, you are going to hear a great American story."

TicketsĀ for the 90-minute show, which runs July 31 through August 5, are on sale now via Telecharge.com as well as by phone.

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  1. penny22

    I would love to see it Mike Tyson on Broadway on Ice! haha. http://hollywoodleek.com/2012/06/mike-tyson-will-star-in-broadway-show-on-ice/

    June 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scott

    Come on kids let's go to see a broadway show. What's it about daddy"?. "Well kids, it starts with a black Director who is a bigot, attempting to turn around the reputation of a black boxer more famous for raping people, serving prison time, taking every drug under the sun, getting arrested, biting peoples ears off, lossing millions of dollars almost overnight, getting divorced several times, and all types of other fun stuff". You'll love it. Very heartwarming !

    June 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Yeah because everything needs to be kid friendly, you're probably the kind of guy that goes into a bar and complains about people swearing in front of your kids. As far as Tyson is concerned, You can say all you want about him based off the little bit of news knowledge you have of him, But he certaintly became more in life then you ever will.

      June 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dan

    his 15 minutes should have been up,dont give him anymore money, you losers had to give him a broadway play.
    this is bordering on tragic

    June 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • danthebigot

      Dan, Please tell us why you have a problem with Mike Tyson making money. Is it racism? You poor pathetic, bigot.

      June 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jackson

    Great, he can take a break from Holyfield's ear and chew the scenery!

    June 19, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sebastian2

    Thought they already made that one. It was called "Raging Bull"....

    June 19, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. citizenUSA

    Couldn't he just, I mean, have someone, write a book?

    June 19, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. PantyRaid

    I would go just to see someone boo him and get their azz kicked!

    June 19, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. Luek

    I guess being a convicted rapist and ex con doesn't hurt one's career like it used to.

    June 19, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Marsha

    Will Holder be arrested by Border Patrol agents today?


    June 19, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. teachdiesel

    Mike Tyson grew up in Catskill NY. A small upstate city. He was a wanna be gang member who was smashing too many heads in school, so the HS principal turned his violence toward boxing. This fool can't even tell the truth in the "Undisputed Truth". What a crock.

    June 19, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Sk8

      What a ridiculous version of the truth. Tyson lived in Brooklyn until he was 12, he was sent to Tryon School for Boys at 13, he was at high school in Catskill until 1982 when Cus took legal guardianship after he was kicked out. 12 years in Brooklyn and 3 is Catskill does not equate to Tyson being raised in Catskill. You sound crazy trying to make up this man's history in a lame attempt to disredit him. It's his life story not yours.

      June 19, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. bill

    i was interested till i saw it was by spike lee. read the first sentence then skipped to the comments. spike lee gets on my last nerve.

    June 19, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. bradley187

    I would rather just watch old highlites of his knockouts.

    June 19, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  13. dino

    Tyson for 90 minutes lisping in a whiney voice is like nails on a chalkboard.Epic failure.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |

    yeap man job just gat to b a job

    June 19, 2012 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. larue

    Hey a job is a job. If u tune in the kardishians you can see tyson one man show

    June 19, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  16. Boxer

    He probably did beat a woman, but made millions out of knocking out men

    June 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Donna

    Why do people hate so much this is a good man let him do his aint nobody perfect go mike

    June 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Donna, so you would be ok with him hitting you? Really? You'd be some man's punching bag?

      It is NEVER ok. What he did was very very bad, for you to excuse it is even worse. Would you go up to the woman he hit, look her in the eye, and say what you just posted?

      June 19, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  18. Mike

    Mike was awesome to watch in the ring....Scarry

    June 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mom-E

    To bad he let his life get so out of hand, and let so many blood sucking people screw him around ..I really had some hope for him and Boxing back then..He had such promise..I do hope he finds some peace for the remainder of his life..

    June 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  20. BK

    You couldn't get me to see this idiot! What a loser!

    June 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Kris

    Do we not remember that he is a convicted rapist? What is Spike Lee thinking?

    June 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Lewy

    Nothing says 'LOSER' like a facial tattoo.

    June 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fire

      A white mans way of thinking its Tribal you inferior bloodline possed ghoul the man is a warrior was at one point unstoppable a feat no one ever with your last name before or after you will ever accomplish

      June 19, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason the 13th

      What tribe is Tyson from? Brooklyn earbiters? New York knuckle-draggers? Facial tattoos on a person of tribal origin is one thing, but Tyson just copied that guy from Star Trek. Yeah, he could beat my a$$, but he is still a rapist and a punk with an irritating whiny voice.

      June 19, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  23. >^


    June 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. isaac

    The end of a beginning is the beginning of another end. People need to learn from your life experience

    June 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  25. jeff David Marmon

    Jack Dempsey would have kicked his ass.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • 0704American

      It's obvious you do not know anything about boxing. Dempsey was a straight up forward moving fighter. No match for the fast bobbing and weaving of Mike Tyson.

      June 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • kracker killer

      He could beat your ass in a New York minute.

      June 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Irene

    Awesome!!! Go Mike....so excited for your new venture in life!!! You will be awesome....just like the man u turned out to be!!! Lots of love.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Michael Calaizzo

    We need Romney to beat Obama.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Bill

    knock-out performance

    June 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sassie

    To all the naysayers & negative people, grow up & get a life. People like Spike Lee only back you if you're a good investment. So your comments truly shows your ignorance of how things work & the people in the entertainment business. U guys are truly laughable.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason the 13th

      Spike Lee will only back you if you are black, and only then if he thinks he can make a buck off you. His movies and his politics suck.

      June 19, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
    • bigshiz

      Jason whats the point of you being on this blog. To try and prove how much better white people are than blacks? People are people it dosnt matter what so called race thay are. Some are good and some are evil just like you.

      June 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Brian

    to be or not to be .....dat be the ****ing question

    June 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Michael Calaizzo

    Mike has Aspergers disorder and we need to be patient with him.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Michael Calaizzo

    Mike is a telented person.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Mammy

    Mike blew me this morning. Then, picked my cotton.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • bigshiz

      @mammey I see your still leaving your racist comments. Is your wife getting it from a black man again? Cowerd

      June 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason the 13th

      Bigshiz, another uneducated underachiever from the projects. Can't even spell coward. Time to go to work, your white boss is going to fire you if you're late again, homey.

      June 19, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  34. scott

    Undisputed Twooth?

    June 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  35. mikrik13

    Tyson must be kidding. I like him very much, but his show in Las Vegas was a bomb.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  36. uppercutter

    Dude should have tried one last comeback. boxing sucks so much today. can anyone name ONE single boxer that is popular today?

    June 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Amy D

    Oh please...give us a break, Mike. Enough.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Reasonably

    Could you imagine having to listen to his high-pitched voice for more than 5 minutes? They should have him lip-synch to James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  39. VinceV

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrgh......I wouldn't go near him. He is likely to bite off the ears of his audience. Really......was he taking Acting Lessons all these years?

    June 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Sagebrush Shorty

    I'll be sure to miss it.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Dale

    Really??? I have a head of lettuce in my fridge with more intelligence than this man, probably more interesting to listen to as well.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Rose

    Go Mike: LIFE'S GOOD. Enjoy it. Some people will always be negative.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Mansee Grace

    He was high as a kite during the Charlie Sheen roast. I'd rather have a beer with Iron Mike than drink with GW Bush.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Sam Houston

    Look inside what mind?

    June 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  45. BRUCE

    he could show us how to punch a women

    June 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Faulkner's Liver

    Year in, year out, Mike has been ruining a perfect score in my death pool.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Go Mike

    Com'on Mike, don't stop there! Try "Singing in the Rain" on your next venture.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |

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