The boxing legend that is Mike Tyson is about to hit Broadway. No, it's not a joke! People are lining up to pay very good money to see the former heavyweight on stage in what will be his first ever one-man show.
Titled 'Undisputed Truth', and - despite him showing off a hint of acting promise in that hit boys movie 'The Hangover' - this show is autobiographical and co-written by his wife. So, after Tyson, director Spike Lee and producer James Nederlander took to the stage for a press conference (and a bit of media sparring), Tyson explained that it's going to be gritty.
Tyson said "It's about me being on stage and being pretty raw. Not necessarily raw in a vulgar sense, where I'm cursing and telling you guys the filthier and filthier. But what I'm here telling you, I'm just naked and I'm very vulnerable and I'm just telling you who I am and where I am from and how this happened and how I lost all this damn money and how I had all these children and how I get - go to prison and, you know, you know what happened guys, right?"
The whole shebang is directed by world renowned film director Spike Lee (who made Malcolm X and Jungle Fever) in what's also a debut for him on Broadway. And he said it was a golden opportunity.
Spike Lee said: "So when I saw him in the DVD of the taping of his show I said, 'This is a great story and Mike's a great storyteller'. And he's used this term before, but it's a roller coaster of emotions."
The show is going to be on at the Longacre Theater for a week from the 31st of July