Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' Broadway Show To Tour America February 2013
Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson is hitting the Broadway stage when his piece "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," tours America in 2013.
Playbill reported that Tyson's on stage show, which was performed for a limited time in August, will commence a 10-week tour with the first venue being Indianapolis' Murat Theatre on Feb. 12 and 13, respectively.
The Broadway play is directed by veteran Spike Lee and is being produced by James L. Nederlander. The tour is pegged for three months and will reportedly visit over 36 cities including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Washington D.C.
"After a successful run at the MGM in Las Vegas and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre with Spike Lee, I'm excited to take [the show] on tour and share it with my fans across the country," said Tyson in a statement. "Undisputed Truth is my story - I'm giving my all. I'm proud to take the show nationwide, and it's a privilege to continue working with The Nederlander Organization."
According to press notes "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 New Yorker said."After watching Mike Tyson's one-man show on Broadway, it all seems so obvious: his life has always been a one-man show."
The piece has received missed views with the New York Times calling it "...ham-handed and manipulative ..." and the U.K.'s Telegraph saying it was "amusingly honest."
The Broadway piece was created by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, "Undisputed Truth," is presented by Nederlander, directed by Lee, written by Kiki Tyson, executive produced by Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson and Adam Steck and originally directed by Randy Johnson.
Other opening night credits include scenic director Timothy R. Mackabee, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Raymond Schilke and projection designer Erik Pearson.
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