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Spike Lee, Mike Tyson team up for Broadway

June 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Mike Tyson wants his next knockout to be on the Great White Way.

The former boxer announced Monday that he will team up with director Spike Lee to bring his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to the Longacre Theatre. It will run for six nights only, starting July 31.

The show, a raw confessional on the highs and lows of the life of the retired heavyweight and tabloid target, will mark both Tyson's and Lee's debut on Broadway.

"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, 46, said he was inspired to do a one-man show after watching Chazz Palminteri tell stories about growing up in his show "A Bronx Tale." The boxer said: "I'm really just excited about this genre here."

The show made its debut in April for a weeklong run at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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