Mike Tyson is gearing up to take his one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” on a national tour next year.
The show, which is written by Tyson’s wife Kiki Tyson and directed by Spike Lee, will kick off on February 12 in Indianapolis and will then visit 36 cities over a ten-week period. These cities include Chicago, Spokane, Kansas City, Hollywood and Atlanta. The show has already been featured previously in Las Vegas and on Broadway.
“After a successful run at the MGM in Las Vegas and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre with Spike Lee,” Tyson said in a statement, “I’m excited to take ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth’ on tour to share it with my fans across the country. ‘Undisputed Truth’ is my story – and I’m giving it my all. I’m proud to take the show nationwide, and it’s a privilege to continue working with The Nederlander Organization.”
Here’s what producers say about the show:
“Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most complicated men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.
The newest controversy surrounding Tyson is the opening city for the show. Tyson served three years in an Indiana prison for the 1991 rape of a Miss Black America pageant contestant, but a representative of the organization managing the tour said the city choice was just a coincidence. The show will take place just a mile from the location of the 1991 crime.
“It’s not uncommon for us to pick a city based on availability,” said Michael Orsino, director of booking and sales for Troika Entertainment. “You just go in, do your tech run and then you open.”