Mike Tyson Heads to Broadway
Mike Tyson is back in the spotlight. But it’s not the boxing ring that will be his platform. The boxing champ will hit the Broadway stages to bring his one-man show to the Longacre Theater.
The show will play for six days from July 31st to August 5th. Tyson is asking for the help from director Spike Lee to bring Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth to its awaiting audience… More like, confused.
I didn’t know Tyson was an actor, although, I’ll give him props for his scene-stealing in The Hangover, where he portrayed… himself… So this debut shouldn’t be too much of a stretch; he plays himself in real life all the time.
“I’m very vulnerable and I’m just telling you who I am and where I’m from and how this happened,” Tyson said. Tyson’s referring to his tumultuous life that made him tabloid fodder. All I can imagine is Tyson doing the Charleston while his face tat glistens on stage.
Spike Lee tells us to keep an open mind about Tyson’s debut: ”It takes courage to get in the ring. But it takes courage to get on the stage.”
Well, okay, if it’s anywhere near his rendition of Phil Collin‘s In the Air Tonight, then I’ll be there.